FORMER COLORADO STATE SENATOR SEXUALLY ASSAULTED CHILDREN AS A PRIEST, REPORT SAYS. Beno served as a state senator from 1981 to 1986
October 24, 2019
A Pueblo priest who served as a Colorado state senator sexually assaulted a 5-year-old girl and a high school junior before joining the statehouse, according to a report about clergy sex abuse in Colorado.
John Beno, who died in 2000, served as a Democratic state senator representing Pueblo from 1981 to 1986 and sat on multiple committees, including the joint budget committee and the education committee.
Beno is one of 40 priests named in a report published Wednesday by the Colorado Attorney General’s Office. The report details an 8-month investigation into clergy sex