The clergy of the diocese contacted Fairfield Police Department’s Major Crime Unit and reported possible molestations had been committed by one of their pastors.
The alleged molester is Robert Ruark, 65, from Suisun City, also known as Father Silas. He coordinated the acolyte program for boys eight years old and older.
According to Fairfield Police, Ruark had photographed the alleged victims naked and most of the incidents happened at the church when the pastor was alone with the victims.
The incidents involving the five alleged victims go back to 1994 and they are now between 20 and 24 years old.
According to detectives, the alleged victims had been targeted as young as age 13.
Ruark was taken to the Solano County Jail.
The Fairfield Police Department is still trying to identify victims of Ruark and asks that anyone with information that may help identify victims, or if they themselves are victims of Ruark, please contact the Fairfield Police Department Investigations Bureau at (707) 428-7600, or the 24-hour Tip Line at (707) 428-7345.