Database of Publicly Accused Priests in the United States
     
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Last First Ord T Status D/O Notes Diocese Source/Assignments
Abdon Andrew 1945 B Settled Bros Christian School In separate 1995 lawsuits, 2 brothers and another man claim abuse while in elementary school by Br Abdon and other Christian Brothers at St Michael's in Santa Fe and at College of Santa Fe in 1950s. Last of lawsuits settled 10/96. Woman also filed suit in 1995 alleging that she was abused by Br Abdon at St. Michael's. Born John Christenson. Trained at Juniorate in Las Vegas NM and De La Salle Novitiate in Lafayette LA. Took the habit in 1936; final profession 1945. Died 8/17/77. Stadium at St Michael's is Brother Abdon Field, even in 2008. Included in Santa Fe archdiocese list of accused on 9/12/17. Santa Fe, NM Source:
Obituary and Assignments 08.17.77; Ortiz y Pino, M v Christian Brothers 05.17.95; Ortiz y Pino, P v Christian Brothrs 05.17.95; Sante Fe New Mexican 05.18.95; Albuquerque Journal 05.19.95; McGuire v Christian Brothers 06.28.95; Albuquerque Journal 07.01.95; Malone v St Charles College, Abdon & NOSF 08.03.95; Albuquerque Journal 08.08.95; Santa Fe New Mexican 11.30.95; Santa Fe New Mexican 10.03.96; Archdiocese of Santa Fe List 09.12.17
Assignments:
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Abeywickrema
Lionel Augustine 1951 P Accused Diocesan Abeywickrema, originally from Sri Lanka, was accused by 3 sisters of sexually abusing them in mid-1960s when he was at St Bernadette's parish in Albuquerque and they were ages 6 to 14. The women reached out-of-court settlement with Santa Fe archdiocese; announced 7/1/93. Removed from public ministry. Died 11/12/08. Included in Santa Fe archdiocese list of accused on 9/12/17. Santa Fe, NM Source:
Roswell Daily Record 07.01.93; The New Mexican (AP) 07.01.93; The New Mexican (AP) 07.03.93; Archdiocese of Santa Fe list 09.12.17
Assignments:
N/A
Alex Brother   B Sued Bros. Christian School In 1995 civil suit, one man alleged he was abused by Br. Alex when he was studying to join the Christian Brothers at the Junior Novitiate at The College of Santa Fe between 1955-1957. Same man also alleged abuse by Br. Abdon and by a scout master. Settled in 1996. Santa Fe, NM Source:
Ortiz y Pino, M v. Christian Brothers et al 05.17.95; Santa Fe New Mexican 05.18.95; Albuquerque Journal 05.19.95; Santa Fe New Mexican 11.30.95; Santa Fe New Mexican 10.03.96
Assignments:
N/A
Archuleta Marvin 1970 P Settled Sons of the Holy Family Accused in 1994 suit of sexually abusing a 14-year-old boy daily during a 1971 car trip from NM to DC. Suit was settled in 12/95 by order and archdiocese; terms confidential. Archuleta did 'not deny the fundamental allegations' but said the plaintiff exaggerated. Archdiocese removed Archuleta from ministry. FOund by news outlet working as a priest in Mexico City in 2002. Included in Santa Fe archdiocese list 9/12/17. Lawsuit filed in 10/18 by a 38-year-old man claiming Archuleta raped him when he was a grade school student at Holy Cross in Santa Cruz in the 1980s. Santa Fe, NM Source:
Santa Fe New Mexican 01.11.96; Palm Beach Post 06.28.98; ABC 04.03.02; Archdiocese of Santa Fe list 09.12.17; Rio Grande Sun 09.26.17; Santa Fe New Mexican 10.25.18; National Catholic Reporter 11.29.18
Assignments:
N/A
Baca
Paul M 1949 P Settled Diocesan Woman filed suit 1/00. Alleged a sexual relationship with Baca for one year beginning 1973 when she was 15. Suit also alleged relationship resumed in 1989 and lasted until 1990s. Woman had a videotape and transcript wherein Baca admitted "repetitive sexual contact." He resigned. Suit was settled 6/00 for undisclosed amount. Settlement also covered claims by another woman who claimed Baca had a 2-year affair with her which ended in 2000. Died 2/8/13. Included in Santa Fe archdiocese list of accused on 9/12/17. Santa Fe, NM Source:
Albuquerque Journal 01.13.00; Albuquerque Tribune 01.13.00; Albuquerque Tribune 01.14.00; Albuquerque Journal 01.17.00; Albuquerque Tribune 01.21.00; Albuquerque Journal 06.08.00; Archdiocese of Santa Fe list 09.12.17
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Albuquerque Tribune 1.15.00
Bean Donald A. 1963 P Accused Diocesan First identified publicly as accused in Santa Fe archdiocese list on 9/12/17. Worked in Santa Fe archdiocese 1963-1970 and in the Burlington VT diocese 1970-1994. Santa Fe, NM Source:
Archdiocese of Santa Fe list 09.12.17
Assignments:
N/A
Brousseau
Louis   B Sued Bros of Christian School Brousseau and two other De La Salle Christian Brothers were accused in 1995 civil suits of independently molesting a young man over several years at St. Michael's school. Man's brother also claims abuse by one of the Brothers. Brousseau later left the order and worked as a public high school principal. Case settled Fall 1996. Included in Santa Fe archdiocese list of accused on 9/12/17. Santa Fe, NM Source:
Oritz y Pino, P v Christian Brothers et al 05.17.95; Santa Fe New Mexican 05.18.95; Albuquerque Journal 05.19.95; Santa Fe New Mexican 11.30.95; Santa Fe New Mexican 10.03.96; Archdiocese of Santa Fe list 09.12.17
Assignments:
N/A
Bruckner
Ronald L 1965 P Accused Diocesan At least 5 men alleged abuse by Bruckner in 1970s and 1980s at middle school in Albuquerque. Several reported to Archbishop Sheehan in 1995. Bruckner was investigated in 1995 & 2004 by the review board but not removed. 3rd evaluation in 3/05 after 6th man claimed abuse in 1970s. Placed on leave and 'retired' 3/05 Lost all privileges 9/05. In 1/08, he was still representing himself as a priest of Santa Fe archdiocese. Included in Santa Fe archdiocese list of accused on 9/12/17. Santa Fe, NM Source:
SNAP Press Release 07.30.04; SNAP Letter to Archbishop Sheehan 03.02.05; Albuquerque Journal (AP) 03.21.05; Associated Press 03.21.05; Albuquerque Journal 03.22.05; Albuquerque Journal 10.10.05; Albuquerque Tribune 10.10.05; Albuquerque Journal 10.11.05; Albuquerque Tribune 10.11.05; Albuquerque Journal 10.12.05; EpiscopalLife online 01.09.08; Archdiocese of Santa Fe list 09.12.17
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
Burbach Marr   B Sued Benedictine Burbach was accused of sexually abusing several members of parish beginning in 1960s. Affiliated with Pecos Benedictine Monastery. Two civil suits filed 1994. Included in Santa Fe archdiocese list of accused on 9/12/17. Santa Fe, NM Source:
Cause # CV-94-07031, Bernalilio County, NM; Archdiocese of Santa Fe List 09.12.17
Assignments:
N/A
Cassidy
Walter Edward 1942 P Sued Diocesan Man and woman filed separate suits in mid-2013 alleging abuse by Cassidy who worked in parishes in Albuquerque, Taos and Mora. These suits were settled at some point before 5/14 per news report. Another man filed suit 5/14 alleging abuse by Cassidy at Our Lady of Guadalupe parish in northwest Albuquerque in the late 1960s. Plaintiff says he was abused between 50-80 times as a 10-year-old boy. In a suit filed in 11/14, Cassidy was accused of molesting an 8- to 10-year-old girl in the late 1960s on a church bus. Diocese knew of allegations against Cassidy by 1994 but never made them public. He died in 1994. Included in Santa Fe archdiocese list of accused on 9/12/17. Santa Fe, NM Source:
FindAGrave 05.15.94; Albuquerque Journal 01.04.14; John Doe B v Archdiocese of Santa Fe 05.13.14; KOAT 05.14.14; KRQE 05.14.14; Santa Fe New Mexican 05.14.14; Albuquerque Journal 05.15.14; The Republic 11.18.14; Albuquerque Journal 01.28.16; New Mexican 08.26.17; Archdiocese of Santa Fe List 09.12.17
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N/A
Charron Charles J.   P Accused Servants of the Paraclete First identified publicly as accused in Santa Fe archdiocese list on 9/12/17. Worked at St. Peter's church in Gentilly MN in the Crookston diocese in 1959-1960; Madre de Dios Novitiate in Santa Fe 1960-1961; the order's house in Santa Cruz, Bolivia 1961-1963; Jemez Springs NM 1963-1965; the order's minor seminary and novitiate in the Burlington VT diocese 1965-1971; the order's Canton retreat house in the Youngstown OH diocese 1971-1973. Retired 1973. Last listed in the 1978 Directory. Santa Fe, NM Source:
Archdiocese of Santa Fe list 09.12.17
Assignments:
N/A
Chavez
Albert 1947 P Sued Diocesan Monsignor. Accused in a 10/18 lawsuit of the sexual abuse, including rape, of an altar boy 1972-77 in Peralta, when Chavez was pastor of Our Lady of Guadalupe. Chavez would allegedly would ply the boy with alcohol. Chavez was transferred to the Diocese of Las Cruces where he worked in parishes 1977-85. He died in 1996. On Diocese of Las Cruces list 11/8/18. It noted a report received in 2002 of an incident in 1984. Santa Fe, NM Source:
Albuquerque Journal 10.30.18; The News-Bulletin 11.01.18; KVIA 11.08.18
Assignments:
N/A
Chavez Johnny Lee 1976 P Accused Diocesan First identified publicly as accused in Santa Fe archdiocese list on 9/12/17. Listed in 2014 Directory as pastor of Sangre de Cristo-Albuquerque church. Listed as retired in 2015 Directory. Santa Fe, NM Source:
Archdiocese of Santa Fe list 09.12.17; Taos News 09.22.17
Assignments:
N/A
Clark Henry A 1931 ? P Accused Diocesan First identified publicly as accused in Santa Fe archdiocese list on 9/12/17. Worked at St Anne's in Santa Fe 1952-1957 and at missions in Agua Fria, Cienega, and Cieneguilla. In those years identified in the Directory index as a Santa Fe priest and a Franciscan, but not identified as OFM in parish entry. Assigned as a Syracuse priest to Immaculate Conception cathedral in Mobile AL diocese 1936-1939. In all other years he is not indexed in the Directory (1946-1952) or is listed as 'absent with permission' (1932-1936; 1940-1945). Died on 7/25/57 in Albuquerque at age 56. Syracuse and Utica assignments are mentioned in the obituary but not indexed in Directory. Santa Fe, NM Source:
Syracuse Post Standard 07.31.57; Archdiocese of Santa Fe List 09.12.17
Assignments:
N/A
Coggiola-Mower
Octavio A.   P Accused Diocesan First identified publicly as accused in Santa Fe archdiocese list on 9/12/17. Aka Ottavio and O.A. Santa Fe, NM Source:
Archdiocese of Santa Fe list 09.12.17
Assignments:
N/A
Corpuz Leon Q. 1965 P Accused Diocesan First identified publicly as accused in Santa Fe archdiocese list on 9/12/17. Santa Fe, NM Source:
Archdiocese of Santa Fe list 09.12.17
Assignments:
N/A
Courcy Leo 1962 P Sued Diocesan Priest of the Burlington VT diocese. Civil litigation filed in 1994. Courcy and deceased priest Joseph Anthony Gallegos were accused of abusing altar boy in New Mexico, after Courcy's first trip to the Paraclete Center. Courcy was sent to the Paracletes twice, in 1967 and 1969. Included in Santa Fe archdiocese list of accused on 9/12/17. Santa Fe, NM Source:
Denver Rocky Mountain News 06.29.94; Archdiocese of Santa Fe List 09.12.17
Assignments:
N/A
Coyle Finbarr (Barry) 1958 P Accused OFM Franciscan First identified publicly as accused in Santa Fe archdiocese list on 9/12/17. Assigned to Santa Fe cathedral 1959-1974; worked from there as Franciscan vocations director for the Southwest. Later worked in New Orleans archdiocese and Baton Rouge LA diocese. Died 2/6/91. Last listed in 1988 Directory, but death entry in 1992 Directory shows his location as St Mary of the Angels, a Franciscan parish in New Orleans. The 1989-1991 Directories do not show him as assigned to that parish. During his time in Santa Fe aka Finbar. Listed in Directory as Barry thereafter. Santa Fe, NM Source:
Albuquerque Journal 04.14.67; Archdiocese of Santa Fe list 09.12.17
Assignments:
N/A
Donelan
Edward Francis 1956 P Sued Diocesan Worked at Boys' school run by state and then ran a boys' ranch operated by Santa Fe Archdiocese. State of NM knew of allegations in 1971. Accused of sexually abusing and beating residents. Church ranch was closed after one boy died. At least one civil suit filed 1994 by 2 men. Archb. Sanchez received complaints 1976; sent another priest to investigate. Ranch closed shortly thereafter but Donelan remained priest until death in 1994. Lawsuit filed 5/17 by man alleging sex abuse by Donelan and Rev. Laurier Labreche in late 1980s when man was an 11- to 13-year-old altar boy, at Church of the Ascension in Albuquerque. Included in Santa Fe archdiocese list of accused on 9/12/17. Santa Fe, NM Source:
Albuquerque Journal 03.01.95; Associated Press 07.17.99; Case Study by Leon Podles 04.11.09; Albuquerque Journal 05.15.17; Taos News 05.20.17; Archdiocese of Santa Fe List 09.12.17; Taos News 09.22.17
Assignments:
N/A
Esquibel
John L 1966 P Sued Diocesan Esquibel (also spelled Esquivel) is alleged to have molested boys in several parishes before he was placed in job at Chancery office. Reoffended after treatment. Indicted in 10/93 and charged with abusing a 15-year-old altar boy in 1983; charges droppedby Judge 2/95 for lack of evidence. Worked as Army Reserve chaplain from 1979. Still so listed as late as 2002, likely in error. At least 2 civil suits filed in 1994. Included in Santa Fe archdiocese list of accused on 9/12/17. Santa Fe, NM Source:
Doe v Roman, Bernalillo County NM CV-94-05046; Roswell Daily Record 10.31.93; Roswell Daily REcord 11.14.93; Albuquerque Journal 02.09.95; Albuquerque Journal 02.21.95; Archdiocese of Santa Fe List 09.12.17
Assignments:
N/A
Farris Daniel L. 1967 P Accused Diocesan First identified publicly as accused in Santa Fe archdiocese list on 9/12/17 Santa Fe, NM Source:
Archdiocese of Santa Fe list 09.12.17
Assignments:
N/A
Fountain
Dennis 1981 P Arrested Franciscan Dean of Students at St. Catherine's Indian School. Indicted 1/87 on more than 170 counts of sexual abuse (most charges from 1 of 3 accusers). Indictments dismissed because a DA was alleged to have tampered with Grand Jury. Reindicted 9/87 on other charges. Apparently found not guilty because he became pastor of St. Helena Parish in Hobbs, NM (Las Cruces Diocese). A 4/25/10 church bulletin requested prayers for him as he was ill; he was no longer shown as pastor. Died 12/29/13. On Las Cruces diocese's list 11/8/18. Noted to have worked in Las Cruces diocese 1992-08. Also, report made in 2009 of an alleged incident in 1960. Santa Fe, NM Source:
United Press International 01.15.87; United Press International 05.05.87; United Press International 05.12.87; United Press International 06.09.87; United Press International 09.16.87; United Press International 10.07.87; United Press International 10.07.87; United Press International 10.31.87; New Mexican 10.07.07; chapelofhopefunerals 12.29.13; KVIA 11.08.18
Assignments:
N/A
Gallegos Joseph Anthony 1963 P Sued Diocesan Alleged to have abused at least four boys, one in each of his four assignments from 1965-1972. Apparently had his privileges suspended from 1972-1992. Was reconciled with the Church just before dying of AIDS in 9/92. . At least one victim also acquired AIDS. At least 4 suits filed against estate. One suit settled in Fall, 1994 and another was settled before it reached the lawsuit stage. Named in at least one civil suit filed 8/14. Included in Santa Fe archdiocese list of accused on 9/12/17. Santa Fe, NM Source:
Denver Rocky Mountain News 06.29.94; KOB Channel 4 08.18.14; Albuquerque Jounal 08.22.14; Archdiocese of Santa Fe List 09.12.17
Assignments:
N/A
Galli Robert W. < 1948 P Sued Diocesan Accused by a man in a lawsuit filed in 4/18 of having sexually abused him as a boy at St. Anne's in southwest Albuquerque. Deceased. Santa Fe, NM Source:
Gallup Independent 04.09.18
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N/A
Garcia Hector   D Accused Diocesan First identified publicly as accused in Santa Fe archdiocese list on 9/12/17. Santa Fe, NM Source:
Archdiocese of Santa Fe list 09.12.17
Assignments:
N/A
Greenwell Paul J 1928 P Accused Diocesan First identified publicly as accused in Santa Fe archdiocese list on 9/12/17. From Louisville KY archdiocese until Owensboro diocese established in 1937. Per Directories late 1950s-early 1960s Greenwell was Absent on Leave from the Owensboro diocese, at Sacred Heart parish in Albuquerque. He died 11/26/64. Santa Fe, NM Source:
Archdiocese of Santa Fe list 09.12.17
Assignments:
N/A
Griego
Sabine 1964 P Sued Diocesan Civil suit v Griego filed 1993, 7 in 1994. Lived for a time at Archbishop Sanchez' residence after treatment at Paracletes. Put on leave 1/93; laicization process began 2/94. Started work as prison psychologist after FBI check; resigned months later. Civil suit 5/14 by person alleging abuse at an ABQ parish in 1986. Suit filed 8/15 re sexual abuse of boy in 1980s at Griego's home in Montezuma and at Queen of Heaven in ABQ. Man filed suit 5/14 against Santa Fe archdiocese; said publicly in 11/15 that Griego raped him when he was age 17 in 1986; had gone to Griego for guidance about possibly becoming priest. Said there were teenage boys with Griego, hanging out in rectory and drinking. Accused in 12/17/15 suit of abuse of boy, age 14-18, at parishes in Las Vegas NM and ABQ parish 1975-79. Included 9/12/17 on Santa Fe archdiocese list of accused. As of 11/17, accused of abuse of 30 boys, 1 girl. Two new suits 1/18. New suit v Griego 5/18 by 6 men, 1 woman. Santa Fe, NM Source:
Albuquerque Journal 02.28.95; Santa Fe New Mexican 03.01.95; Albuquerque Journal 06.28.95; Albuquerque Journal 07.21.95; Albuquerque Journal 03.20.98; Albuquerque Tribune 12.19.98; Santa Fe New Mexican 06.30.02; John Doe C v Archdiocese of Santa Fe 05.13.14; KOAT 05.14.14; KRQE 05.14.14; Santa Fe New Mexican 05.14.14; Albuquerque Journal 05.15.14; Albuquerque Journal 11.19.14; Albuquerque Journal 10.13.15; New Mexican 11.16.15; KRQE 11.18.15; Albuquerque Journal 12.06.15; New Mexican 12.17.15; New Mexican 09.01.17; Griego Timeline 09.06.17; Archdiocese of Santa Fe List 09.12.17; KSFR 10.11.17; Albuquerque Jouronal 10.12.17; Albuquerque Journal 10.18.17; Santa Fe Documents 10.19.17; The Associated Press 10.19.17; Albuquerque Journal 10.23.17; Catholic News Agency 10.24.17; KOB 4 11.17.17; Albuquerque Journal 12.26.17; Albuquerque Journal 01.29.18; KOB 4 05.14.18; Albuquerque Journal 05.15.18; National Catholic Reporter 11.29.18
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Griego Timeline 09.06.17
Huff
Dennis   B Accused Francisan Man filed complaint with Santa Fe police 1/97 alleging rape and abuse by Huff on number of occasions in early 1980s at St. Catherine Indian School. Also alleges abuse on one instance by Fr. Christopher Kerr. Huff left the order at some point. before 1997. Accused in 2014 lawsuit of rape in 1976 of a 15-yr-old boy living in St. Catherine School's dorm. Included in Santa Fe archdiocese list of accused on 9/12/17. Worked at a behavioral health center serving mostly native Americans beginning 1992; "retired" in 9/17 after the center received an anonymous letter re Huff's past. Santa Fe, NM Source:
Albuquerque Journal 01.24.97; Albuquerque Journal 01.25.97; Albuquerque Journal 01.28.16; Archdiocese of Santa Fe List 09.12.17; Phoenix New Times 10.02.17; Santa Fe New Mexican 10.12.17
Assignments:
N/A
Isaias Theodore 1961 P Sued Diocesan Civil suit filed against Isaias, Santa Fe archdiocese, Via Coeli, Greek Orthodox Church, and Estate of Fr Charles Rourke in 1995. One man says he was sexually abused by Isaias in 1974. It is believed Isaias was treated at Via Coeli prior to time he abused plaintiff. Suit was settled and dismissed in 1996. Documents released by the Orange CA diocese show that in 1988 Isaias was the Director of Albuquerque Villa, a facility of the Servants of the Paraclete, and was also their Director of Aftercare. Included in Santa Fe archdiocese list of accused on 9/12/17. Santa Fe, NM Source:
Chavez v Roman C, Bernalillo County CV-95-0769902; LA Times 05.25.05; Archdiocese of Santa Fe List 09.12.17
Assignments:
N/A
Kemper James A. 1942 P Accused Diocesan First identified publicly as accused in Santa Fe archdiocese list on 9/12/17. Died 11/23/93. Santa Fe, NM Source:
Archdiocese of Santa Fe List 09.12.17
Assignments:
N/A
Kerr Christopher 1979 P Accused Franciscan Man filed report with Santa Fe police in 1997 alleging abuse by Fr. Kerr and Br. Dennis Huff at St. Catherine Indian School. Says that Kerr (a teacher) fondled him once in 1980 or 1981 but Huff raped him several times in early 1980s. Kerr was working inCincinnati Diocese in late 1980s. Kerr left priesthood in early 1990s and was living in Houston, TX in 1997. Santa Fe, NM Source:
Albuquerque Journal 01.24.97; Albuquerque Journal 01.25.97
Assignments:
N/A
Kirsch Robert J. 1957 P Sued Diocesan From NY. Trained as Jesuit. Ordained by Gallup. Transferred to Santa Fe. Archdiocese became aware of behavior and sent him to counseling several times; each time would transfer him to new church. Kirsch allegedly sexually abused a girl at St Thomas Apostle Church in Abiquiu NM beginning when she was age 15, 1973-1977. She filed civil suit in 1991. He caused girl to have an abortion. He admitted sex but said she was 19 by then. Suit dismissed 1993 on SOL and dismissal upheld by NM Court of Appeals. Died 11/3/05. Included in Santa Fe archdiocese list of accused on 9/12/17. Santa Fe, NM Source:
Seattle Post Intelligencer 12.14.92; Associated Press 01.02.93; Associated Press 04.29.93; Albuquerque Journal 07.21.95; Albuquerque Journal 01.13.02; CBS 60 Minutes 04.21.02; Albuquerque Journal 11.05.05; Gallup Independent 05.28.11; Gallup Independent 11.11.13; Diocese of Gallup Downloaded 02.28.15; Arizona Journal 11.21.15; Archdiocese of Santa Fe List 09.12.17; Gallup Independent 09.18.17; Rio Grande Sun 09.26.17
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N/A
Labreche Laurier A. 1959 P Accused Diocesan Accused in lawsuit filed 5/17 of sexual abuse, along with Rev Edward Donelan, of an altar boy, ages 11-13, in late 1980s at Church of the Ascension in Albuquerque. Living in Albuquerque in 5/17. Included on Santa Fe archdiocese list of accused on 9/12/17. On Las Cruces diocese's list 11/8/18. Worked in diocese 1962-68 at St. Eleanor's in Ruidoso. Santa Fe, NM Source:
Albuquerque Journal 05.16.17; Taos News 05.20.17; Archdiocese of Santa Fe List 09.12.17; KVIA 11.08.18
Assignments:
N/A
Lipinski
Vincent A. 1987 P Convicted Diocesan Confronted by Archbp Sanchez re 2 allegations in early 1990 that Lipinski had abused a youth after getting him drunk. Lipinski denied; nothing done. Working at St. Anthony Parish in Questa, NM when criminal charges filed 10/92. Pled guilty in 1993 to two charges of molesting a 14-yr-old boy after giving him alcohol. Sentenced to jail, suspended for 5 yrs. Civil suit filed by boy in 1993 and settled in 1996. 6/02 article reports Lipinski was laicized at some point. Included in Santa Fe archdiocese list of accused on 9/12/17. Santa Fe, NM Source:
USA Today 10.06.92; Associated Press 01.02.93; Washington Times 08.14.93; Albuquerque Journal 09.21.96; Associated Press 04.17.02; Associated Press 06.15.02; Santa Fe New Mexican 01.20.12; Archdiocese of Santa Fe List 09.12.17; Taos News 09.14.17
Assignments:
N/A
Lomme Hubert C 1934 P Sued Diocesan Ordained in Valkenburg, Holland. Monsignor. Accused in a 2014 lawsuit of sexual abuse of a 6- or 7-yr-old boy in the early 1960s when pastor of Our Lady of Sorrows in Las Vegas NM. Lomme died in 1986. Another suit filed in 12/16 claimed Lomme sexually abused 7 preteen boys at Our Lady of Sorrows 1959-1964. Died 10/22/86 at age 79. Included in Santa Fe archdiocese list of accused on 9/12/17. Santa Fe, NM Source:
Albuquerque Journal 08.22.14; Albuquerque Journal 12.26.16; Albuquerque Journal 04.26.17; Taos News 05.20.17; Archdiocese of Santa Fe List 09.12.17
Assignments:
N/A
Lynn
Clive 1969 P Settled Diocesan Multiple complaints by individuals and social services re abuse by Lynn. Archbishop Sanchez just transferred him. Four separate civil suits filed in 1994 alleging abuse of altar boys in early 1980s. Suits said Lynn was no longer a priest and no longer in the United States. Privileges revoked 1986. In 1989 Archdiocese of Santa Fe paid $554,000 settlement to one youth abused in late 1970s. Left for Great Britain after 1989. Lawsuit filed in 11/14 by a Las Vegas man claiming abuse as a boy by Lynn in 1977. Included in Santa Fe archdiocese list of accused on 9/12/17. Santa Fe, NM Source:
Albuquerque Journal 03.20.98; Albuquerque Tribune 03.20.98; Newsday 06.18.02; Crossland Foundation 04.11.09; Santa Fe New Mexican 01.20.12; Albuquerque Journal 01.28.16; Archdiocese of Santa Fe List 09.12.17
Assignments:
N/A
Maguire Joseph < 1955 P Sued Diocesan Accused in a lawsuit 11/18 of the sex abuse of a 12-year-old boy in 1955, at San Francisco de Asis in Ranchos de Taos. Santa Fe, NM Source:
Albuquerque Journal 10.08.18; Santa Fe New Mexican 11.09.18
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N/A
Malloy Robert Patrick 1983 P Convicted Diocesan Arrested in 1998 and later charged with sexually exploiting at least 14 boys 1992-1998. Placed on leave. Indictment covered 42 charges. Charges dismissed 2/02 but refiled and in plea agreement 8/02 Malloy pleaded no contest to five lesser counts. Sentenced 9/02 to 5 yrs (less 5 days) probation. 2002 article says he had been writing anonymous, sexually explicit notes to teenage boys at St. Pius High School, offering to pay them for their semen. Served as police chaplain until 1998. Included in Santa Fe archdiocese list of accused on 9/12/17. Santa Fe, NM Source:
Albuquerque Tribune 12.18.98; Albuquerque Tribune 12.19.98; Albuquerque Tribune 01.05.99; Albuquerque Journal 02.04.99; Albuquerque Tribune 02.17.99; Albuquerque Journal 02.26.99; Albuquerque Journal 06.29.99; Associated Press 10.09.01; Albuquerque Tribune 08.02.02; Albuquerque Journal 08.03.02; Albuquerque Tribune 09.21.02; Albuquerque Tribune 11.20.02; Albuquerque Tribune 06.11.05; Archdiocese of Santa Fe List 09.12.17
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Martin/Peralta Philip 1979 P Accused Diocesan First identified publicly as accused on the Santa Fe archdiocese list 9/12/17. On Diocese of Las Cruces list 1/.8/18. Report noted to have been received in 2002 of an alleged incident in 1984. Martin worked at NMMI in Roswell 1983-84. Santa Fe, NM Source:
Archdiocese of Santa Fe list 09.12.17; KVIA 11.08.18
Assignments:
N/A
Martinez Armando 1961 P Accused Servants of Paraclete Sent to Servants of the Paraclete for treatment in 1988. Relieved of his duties in 1993 after allegation of 1992 abuse of minor. Retired in 1994 after he was accused of sexual misconduct with a boy 20 yrs previously. Civil suit filed. In 5/94 Martinez was found murdered on the road to the Paraclete retreat. The police arrested a man who claimed Martinez fondled him after they had both been drinking. The man was later sentenced to 50 yrs in prison for the murder. Lawsuit filed 8/15 alleged rape by Martinez over 2-yr. period of altar boy at Sacred Heart in Española NM in late 1980s. Included in Santa Fe archdiocese list of accused on 9/12/17. Santa Fe, NM Source:
Albuquerque Tribune 05.06.97; Albuquerque Tribune 05.07.97; Santa Fe New Mexican 05.07.97; Albuquerque Tribune 05.09.97; Santa Fe New Mexican 05.09.97; Albuquerque Journal 05.10.97; Albuquerque Journal 11.20.97; Albuquerque Journal 02.04.98; Albuquerque Journal 03.03.98; Albuquerque Journal 10.13.15; Archdiocese of Santa Fe List 09.12.17; Taos News 09.22.17; Rio Grande Sun 09.26.17
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N/A
Martinez Charles 1980 P Sued Francisan Civil suit filed 12/93 alleged Martinez abused one youth from 1977-1983, beginning when the plaintiff was 12 and Martinez was studing to be a Franciscan Friar. Martinez would take the boy with him on trips throughout the U.S. Martinez denied all allegations but was suspended when allegations surfaced 4/93. Some defendants dropped 4/95 after settlement with one. Remaining portion against Martinez was dismissed 5/95. Santa Fe, NM Source:
Albuquerque Journal 5.7.95; Romero v. Fanciscian...;Bernalillo Cty, NM; #D-202-CV-9311111; Albuquerque Journal 05.23.95
Assignments:
N/A
Martinez Luis (Louis)   P Settled Sons of the Holy Family Two civil suits filed against Martinez in NM in 1994. Both allege that Martinez abused minor females. No dates for abuse are given in either suit. Martinez allegedly left the priesthood but no information on laicization. At least one suit (maybe both) settled by Archdiocese of Santa Fe and Sons of the Holy Family 12/95. Included in Santa Fe archdiocese list of accused on 9/12/17. Santa Fe, NM Source:
Santa Fe New Mexican 01.11.96; Archdiocese of Santa Fe List 09.12.17; Rio Grande Sun 09.26.17
Assignments:
N/A
Martinez Robert Lee 1979 P Accused Diocesan First identified publicly as accused in Santa Fe archdiocese list on 9/12/17. Santa Fe, NM Source:
Archdiocese of Santa Fe list 09.12.17
Assignments:
N/A
Martinez Roger L. 1976 P Accused Diocesan First identified publicly as accused in Santa Fe archdiocese list on 9/12/17. Santa Fe, NM Source:
Archdiocese of Santa Fe list 09.12.17
Assignments:
N/A
Mazon
Diego 1960 P Sued Franciscan In 2/09 it was revealed that Mazon had been removed from ministry in Gallup diocese in 2004 because of old allegation that he had sexually and psychologically abused a girl 1974-1978 while at St. John's in Roswell. Civil suit filed 2005 against Mazon & Santa Fe archdiocese. It was settled and dismissed 2/06. Living as of 2011 at order's Juan Diego Friary in Albuquerque, possibly with former Archbishop Sanchez. Included in an update of the Gallup diocesan list on 4/28/17. Included in Santa Fe archdiocese list of accused on 9/12/17. On Las Cruces list 11/8/18. Santa Fe, NM Source:
Senior Friar Newsletter of Our Lady of Guadalupe Province Summer 2005; Gallup Independent 02.13.09; Gallup Independent 05.28.11; Gallup Independent 11.11.13; Gallup Diocese List Updates 04.28.17; Cibola Beacon 05.10.17; Archdiocese of Santa Fe List 09.12.17; Gallup Independent 09.18.17; KVIA 11.08.18
Assignments:
Diocese of Gallup Credibly Accused List
McConnell Tom   B Sued Christian Brothers In 5/17/95 civil suit, two men who were siblings claimed Br. McConnell, Br. Abdon and former Br. Louis Brouseau molested them on several occasions while they were children in elementary school and junior high at St. Michael's School in Santa Fe. Litigation was settled in Sept-Oct, 1996 for an undisclosed amount. Santa Fe, NM Source:
Ortiz y Pino P v Christian Brothers et al 05.17.95; Santa Fe New Mexican 05.18.95; Albuquerque Jounral 05.19.95; Santa Fe New Mexican 11.30.95; Santa Fe New Mexican 10.03.96; Santa Fe New Mexican 09.13.17
Assignments:
N/A
O'Brien
Michael P 1970 P Sued Diocesan Pastor of a number of archdiocesan parishes; started 'Pilgrimage for Vocations' in 1973, which were week-long walks for youth through northern NM, with sleepovers at parishes along the way. O'Brien died in 1/93 at age 48 (possibly of AIDS per plaintiff's attorney). In 2012 a man told archdiocese that he had been sexually abused by O'Brien at age 10-11 in mid-1980s when O'Brien was assigned to St. Anthony in Questa. The archdiocese provided counseling for several months but it ceased when plaintiff retained attorney. He filed civil suit 4/2/13. Three more men filed suits a few weeks later, and six more shortly thereafter. By 12/15 O'Brien was named as a perpetrator of sexual abuse vs NM boys in the 1970s-80s in 17 lawsuits, at least 9 of which had been settled. Included in Santa Fe archdiocese list of accused on 9/12/17. Santa Fe, NM Source:
Albuquerque Journal 04.02.13; KOB 04.02.13; KRQE 04.02.13; New Mexican 04.02.13; Albuquerque Journal 04.03.13; KOAT 04.03.13; KOAT 04.11.13; Albuquerque Journal 05.01.13; SNAP Statement 05.01.13; Albuquerque Journal 05.08.13; KOB 05.08.13; Albuquerque Journal 01.06.14; KOB 04.30.14; The Repbublic 11.18.14; ABQ Journal 11.19.14; Albuquerque Journal 12.06.15; Archdiocese of Santa Fe List 09.12.17; KSFR 10.11.17
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
Pairon
Ralph W 1953 P Sued Diocesan First identified publicly as accused on Santa Fe archdiocese list 9/12/17. From Belgium. Was priest of Congregation of the Immaculate Heart of Mary (C.I.C.M.); sent by Order to the U.S. in 1954. Incardinated in the Santa Fe archdiocese. Transferred to San Antonio TX archdiocese in 1968, where he taught high school for 22 years. Died 10/5/14. Named in suit filed 11/18, accused of abuse at St. Thomas in Abuquiu, beginning in 1969, of a 10-year-old girl. Santa Fe, NM Source:
Angelus Funeral Home 10.05.14; Archdiocese of Santa Fe List 09.12.17; Archdiocese of Santa Fe list 09.12.17; Albuquerque Journal 11.08.18; Santa Fe New Mexican 11.09.18
Assignments:
N/A
Pausch George W. 1931 P Accused Servants of the Paraclete Included in Santa Fe archdiocese list of accused on 9/12/17. Originally a priest of the Los Angeles CA archdiocese. Sent to Servants of the Paraclete in Jemez Springs NM "On Sick Leave" in 1955. Remained there until his death 1/27/71. Santa Fe, NM Source:
Patrick J Wall 12.18.12; Archdiocese of Santa Fe list 09.12.17
Assignments:
N/A
Peris John B   P Sued Diocesan Man filed civil suit 6/95 which alleged he was abused by Peris in Anton Chico, NM at San José, church. Peris was also responsible for missions in Dilia, Colonias, Pintada, Milagro, Dahlia, Plaza de Arriba, and Tecolotito. Suit said the plaintiff lived at the parish hall for several months so that he could ride the bus to school. Peris also lived at the parish hall and abused the plaintiff for several months in the fall of 1957. Peris reportedly returned to Spain shortly after the abuse and is believed to be dead. Archdiocese said it does not know status of Peris. Santa Fe, NM Source:
Albuquerque Journal 07.04.95
Assignments:
N/A
Peris Vincente   P Accused Diocesan First identified publicly as accused in Santa Fe archdiocese list on 9/12/17, which states that Peris is deceased. Santa Fe, NM Source:
Archdiocese of Santa Fe List 09.12.17
Assignments:
N/A
Perrault
Arthur J 1964 P Charged Diocesan Ordained for Hartford diocese. Sent to NM for treatment 1966 and Canada 1992. Air National Guard chaplain.Allegedly abused at least 10 boys & girls; some took own lives. Fled country 1992. At least 4 suits filed against him and Archd of Santa Fe (1992 & 1994). One settled 11/93 for $600K. Four settled 1995. Named in at least 1 suit filed 8/14. Man who filed suit 8/14 against Santa Fe archd said Perrault abused him dozens of times beginning 1991, when he was an altar boy, age 10, in Albuquerque. Perrault found in 4/16 working in Morocco, at American Language Center in Tangier; living there off and on for 30 years. Resigned 5/16, school notified police. Suit filed 8/4/16 re abuse of Albuquerque boy 1975-77. Another suit 12/16. One plaintiff said 38 victims. $16M judgment in 2/17. Included on Santa Fe list 9/12/17. Arrested by FBI 9/18, returned to NM. Pled not guilty to charges of abuse of 11-year-old boy while chaplain at Kirtland AF Base 1991-92. New suit 11/18. Santa Fe, NM Source:
Associated Press 01.02.93; Associated Press 11.25.93; Philadelphia Inquirer 01.17.94; Albuquerque Journal 07.21.95; Albuquerque Tribune 09.18.96; Albuquerque Journal 03.21.98; USA Today 03.26.02; Associated Press 02.12.03; Chicago Tribune 03.11.12; KOB Channel 4 08.18.14; Renegade Catholic 08.19.14; New Mexican 11.16.15; KRQE 11.18.15; Albuquerque Journal 11.19.15; Albuquerque Journal 12.06.15; Albuquerque Journal 12.06.15; Albuquerque Journal 05.05.16; Republican-American 05.22.16; Republican-American 07.22.16; Republican-American 07.28.16; Republican-American 07.28.16; KOB 08.04.16; New Mexican 08.05.16; Republican-American 08.07.16; Albuquerque Journal 08.12.16; Daily Progress 12.22.16; Albuquerque Journal 12.26.16; Albuquerque Journal 01.14.17; Albuquerque Journal 02.17.17; KRQU 02.17.17; Taos News 05.20.17; New Mexican 09.01.17; Perrault Timeline 09.06.17; Archdiocese of Santa Fe List 09.12.17; Albuquerque Journal 10.12.17; Albuquerque Journal 10.18.17; Santa Fe Documents 10.19.17; The Associated Press 10.19.17; Albuquerque Journal 10.20.17; Albuquerque Journal 10.23.17; Catholic News Agency 10.24.17; KOB 4 11.20.17; Albuquerque Journal 09.21.18; Huffington Post 09.21.18; Associated Press 09.22.18; Associated Press 09.25.18; The Republic 09.25.18; AP via NY Daily News 10.02.18; Hartford Courant 10.16.18; KRQE 10.16.18; KRQU 10.26.18; Albuquerque Journal 11.08.18; Santa Fe New Mexican 11.09.18
Assignments:
Perrault Timeline 09.06.17
Pfalzer Roman 1947 P Accused OFM Franciscan First identified publicly as accused in Santa Fe archdiocese list on 9/12/17. Assigned to St. Francis in Gallup in the early 1950s. Also worked in Roswell and Clovis. Died 12/26/11. On Archdiocese of Indianpolis list 10/18/18. Noted to have two victims, allegedly abused 1954-54. Santa Fe, NM Source:
Cincinnati Enquirer 12.27.11; Archdiocese of Santa Fe list 09.12.17; Gallup Independent 09.18.17; Archdiocese of Indianapolis 10.12.18; Indianapolis Star 10.12.18
Assignments:
N/A
Prefontaine Louis < 1952 P Accused Congregation of the Blessed Sacrament First identified publicly as accused in Santa Fe archdiocese list on 9/12/17. Deceased. Santa Fe, NM Source:
Archdiocese of Santa Fe list 09.12.17
Assignments:
N/A
Pudei Casilda < 1957 P Accused Diocesan First named publicly as accused on the archdiocese's list 11/8/18. It notes a report received in 1993 of abuse in 1957. Pudei's was assigned to St. Edward's School in Calrsbad 1956-57. He died in 1987. Santa Fe, NM Source:
KVIA 11.08.18; Carlsbad Current-Argus 11.09.18
Assignments:
N/A
Quinn John   ? P Accused Diocesan First identified publicly as accused in Santa Fe archdiocese list on 9/12/17. The list shows Quinn to have been a priest of the Manchester diocese. Santa Fe, NM Source:
Archdiocese of Santa Fe list 09.12.17
Assignments:
N/A
Rieffer
George 1939 P Accused Diocesan Msgr. Rieiffer (misspelled "Reiffer" in media reports) was accused in a lawsuit filed in 5/16 of sexually abusing and raping a girl beginning in 1952, when she was 6-yrs-old. The abuse allegedly occurred many times in the rectory of Immaculate Conception parish, Las Vegas. The girl was said to have been a parishioner and student of the parish school. Rieffer died 9/7/91. Santa Fe, NM Source:
Albuquerque Journal 05.12.15
Assignments:
BA.org Assignment Record
Rodriguez John C 1960 P Accused Diocesan Resigned from parish 3/95 after lawsuit filed which alleged he abused a 19 yr old seminarian after getting him drunk more than 20 yrs previously. After suspension, Rodriguez was sent for treatment for alcoholism. He was allowed to work under certain restrictions until 2002 when he was permanently removed. Included in Santa Fe archdiocese list of accused on 9/12/17. Santa Fe, NM Source:
Albuquerque Journal 03.24.95; Albuquerque Tribune 12.19.98; Albuquerque Tribune 04.27.02; Archdiocese of Santa Fe List 09.12.17
Assignments:
N/A
Roth
Ronald W 1966 P Sued Diocesan Worked in Peoria IL diocese 1966-1968. Worked in New Mexico 1968-1972 and then returned to Illinois 1972-1991. Peoria bishop placed him on leave 3/93 after civil suit filed in NM which alleged he abused at least 3 boys and 1 girl there, beginning in 1968. One mother complained to Santa Fe archdiocese in vain. By 6/97 news articles were referring to Roth as a spiritual healer and former priest. Died 6/1/09. Included in Santa Fe archdiocese list of accused on 9/12/17. New suit 5/21/18 alleging abuse by Roth of a 14-year-old NM boy,in 1971. Santa Fe, NM Source:
USA Today 08.24.93; Peoria Journal-Star 08.25.93; Herald News via Findagrave 06.03.09; Archdiocese of Santa Fe List 09.12.17; Las Vegas Optic 06.24.18
Assignments:
N/A
Ruiz Lorenzo 1967 P Sued Franciscan In 1995 suit in NM, woman claimed Ruiz started a 'girls club' at church to find victims for sex and that he abused her and others in 1978 after taking them on outings and giving them money and presents. Suit includes charges against Archdiocese of Denver and Franciscans. Ruiz transferred from Albuquerque to Denver in 1987 and became head of Hispanic Affairs. He was abruptly removed from the post in 11/04 and his faculties were revoked. Included in Santa Fe archdiocese list of accused on 9/12/17. Santa Fe, NM Source:
Denver Post 11.22.94; Rocky Mountain News 11.22.94; Denver Post 11.23.94; Albuquerque Journal 05.05.95; Albuquerque Journal 06.15.95; Archdiocese of Santa Fe List 09.12.17
Assignments:
N/A
Rutowski Edward 1945 P Sued Diocesan Accused in two 1994 civil suits of molesting minors. Was priest in St Anthony of Padua Province in Chicopee MA; requested transfer to Santa Fe for "health reasons." Apparently incardinated into Archdiocese of Santa Fe in 1956 or 1957. Alleged to have abused one boy in 1967. Abuse alleged of another boy in 1971 by Rutowski and church custodian. Retired in 1991. Facilities were restricted to private celebrations of Mass after accusations by one youth. Accused in suit filed 12/17/15 of abusing various boys, one 1975-1979, beginning when boy was age 9 and Rutowski was at St Jude Thaddeus in Albuquerque. Included in Santa Fe archdiocese list of accused on 9/12/17. Santa Fe, NM Source:
Paul R v Archdiocese of Santa Fe, NM Bernalillo County CV-94-2895; New Mexican 12.17.15; Albuquerque Journal 11.12.16; Archdiocese of Santa Fe List 09.12.17
Assignments:
N/A
Sanchez Julian   D Sued Diocesan In suit filed 5/5/94, Sanchez, a permanent deacon, was accused of raping an altar boy age 12 to 13. He was placed on leave. Included in Santa Fe archdiocese list of accused on 9/12/17. Santa Fe, NM Source:
Cause No CV-94-03966, Bernalillo County; Archdiocese of Santa Fe List 09.12.17
Assignments:
N/A
Schoeppner
Clarence 1937 P Sued Diocesan Named in 1994 suit. Accused of nonconsensual sexual acts and physical abuse of girl in 1967 as part of 'cleaning ritual.' Girl and her sister lived at St Anthony's Boys School, an orphanage run by Poor Sisters of St Francis Seraph of the Perpetual Adoration. Retired 1980 and died prior to filing of suit in 1994. Schoeppner became vice-chancellor of archdiocese immediately after ordination, and later chancellor. Included in Santa Fe archdiocese list of accused on 9/12/17. Santa Fe, NM Source:
Santa Fe New Mexican 06.21.38; Carroll Daily Herald 06.27.38; St Petersburg Times (Reuters) 08.13.94; Archdiocese of Santa Fe List 09.12.17; Taos News 09.22.17; Carroll Daily Herald 03.20.37; Carroll Daily Herald 10.05.37
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N/A
Silva
George S 1997 P Convicted Diocesan Placed on leave 2005. Arrested 2006 and charged with abuse of boy, age 14, in 2005 during trip to France and Portugal. Civil suit filed 3/06. Pled guilty 6/1/06. Silva was Christian Brother for 17 years before being ordained in 1997. Worked at O'Dea HS in Seattle 1991-1994 when a Christian Brother. Studied in Connecticut. Sentenced to 5 years prison and 5 years probation 9/06. Civil suit settled 11/06. Name included on Seattle archdiocese's list 1/15/16 of clergy and religious with admitted, established or credible allegations against them of sexual abuse of a minor. Included in Santa Fe archdiocese list of accused on 9/12/17. Santa Fe, NM Source:
TheNewMexicoChannel 02.23.06; KOB TV 02.24.06; The New Mexican 02.24.06; Albuquerque Tribune (AP) 03.30.06; The New Mexican 03.30.06; TheNewMexicoChannel 03.30.06; KOB TV 06.01.06; Bostoncom (AP) 06.12.06; Amarillo Globe News 07.06.06; New Mexican (AP) 09.29.06; Albuquerque Journal 11.22.06; Archdiocese of Seattle list 01.15.16; The Stranger 01.15.16; Seattle Times 01.23.16; Bellingham Herald 01.24.16; Archdiocese of Santa Fe List 09.12.17
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N/A
Smith Robert J 1971 P Accused Diocesan At least 6 civil suits filed in 1993-1994 against Smith's estate (he died in 1987). Smith apparently abused a fellow high school seminarian in 1946. In 1959 Smith was expelled from Christ the King Seminary in the Buffalo New York area for molesting three children. The Archdiocese of Santa Fe accepted Smith in 1970. After ordination, Smith molested several children at various parishes in NM in 1970s and 1980s. Sent for treatment on at least 3 occasions. Included in Santa Fe archdiocese list of accused on 9/12/17. Santa Fe, NM Source:
Buffalo News 02.20.94; Albuquerque Journal 03.20.98; City of Angels 06.16.08; Archdiocese of Santa Fe List 09.12.17; Buffalo News 02.28.18
Assignments:
N/A
Tafoya
Ignacio 1966 P Sued Diocesan Placed on administrative leave 8/94 and suspended from priestly duties, pending an investigation into allegations of past sexual misconduct with minors. Archbishop Sanchez was asked about allegations against Tafoya in his 1994 deposition. He said that Tafoya had come to him to say that someone had made a statement to a nun about Tafoya and that the statement was a lie. Included in Santa Fe archdiocese list of accused on 9/12/17. Accused in lawsuit 11/18 of the sex abuse of a boy in 1974. Santa Fe, NM Source:
Denver Post 08.30.94; Archdiocese of Santa Fe List 09.12.17; Albuquerque Journal 11.08.18
Assignments:
N/A
Wagoner
Gordon Patrick 1965 P Accused Diocesan Wagoner's name was first identified publicly as accused in the Santa Fe archdiocese list on 9/12/17. From Diocese of Lafayette IN, assigned 1975 to Santa Fe as Director of Campus Ministry and Theology professor at Univ. of Albuquerque. Per obit, returned to Lafayette 1983 "for reasons of health." Also did post-doc work at Univ of Chicago 1966-70, taught at St. John's College of Cleveland for a year, back to IN as History of Religions professor at Catholic Seminary in Indianapolis, while Director of Campus Ministry at Wabash College in Crawfordsville. After return to IN in 1983 did mostly Hospital chaplaincy work. Died 9/2/08. Santa Fe, NM Source:
Carroll County Comet (Indiana) 09.03.08; Archdiocese of Santa Fe list 09.12.17
Assignments:
N/A
Weisenborn
John George 1939 P Settled Congregation of the Sacred Hearts Member of MA-based Congregation of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and Mary. Caught 3 times in 1964 by Washington, D.C., police re sexual relations with boys before being sent to NM for treatment. Lived at Via Coeli Center but worked in parishes. Later resumed full time as parish priest. Man filed suit 10/11 against Santa Fe AD & Servants of the Paraclete alleging priest sexually abused him for 3 yrs in 1960s while at St. Francis Xavier Parish, Albuquerque. Suit settled 11/12. In residence at a parish per 1989 OCD. Died 1991. New lawsuit filed 5/15 in Albuquerque alleging Weisenborn abused a boy repeatedly at St. Francis Xavier beginning in 1968. Included in Santa Fe archdiocese list of accused on 9/12/17. Santa Fe, NM Source:
FindAGrave 12.18.11; Albuquerque Journal 11.17.12; Westport News 11.17.12; Santa Fe New Mexican 05.13.15; New Mexican 07.09.17; Santa Fe Reporter 08.09.17; Archdiocese of Santa Fe List 09.12.17; Taos News 09.22.17
Assignments:
N/A
Wilkinson Thomas P. 1958 P Accused Diocesan First identified publicly as accused in Santa Fe archdiocese list on 9/12/17. Wilkinson died 6/13/86. Santa Fe, NM Source:
Archdiocese of Santa Fe list 09.12.17
Assignments:
N/A


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