Category: Sex

Fr. Leonardo Mateo – Archdiocese of Los Angeles

Father Leonardo Mateo

Archdiocese of Los Angeles

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Ordained: 1956

Died: 2004

Assignment History:

  • 1956-1959: Cathedral (Tagbilaran City, Philippines)
  • 1959-1960: St. Vibiana’s; St. Anastasia (Los Angeles, CA)
  • 1960-1965: Greenpoint Hospital (Brooklyn, NY)
  • 1965-1975: Diocesan Procurator (Diocese of Tagbilaran, Philippines)
  • 1976-1977: Unknown
  • 1978-1982: Immaculate Conception (Elmhurst, IL)
  • 1982-1984: St. Petronille (Glen Ellyn, IL)
  • 1984: Diocese of Richmond, VA
  • 1985: Hines Veterans’ Hospital (Chicago, IL)
  • 1986: Unknown
  • 1987-1989: Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary (Waukegan, IL)
  • 1990-2003: Unknown

Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations Against Father Leonardo Mateo:

Fr. Leonard Mateo was an extern priest visiting from the Philippines who worked briefly in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. According to the Archdiocese, at least one survivor has come forward alleging child sexual abuse by Fr. Leonardo Mateo in 1959, while serving at St. Anastasia in Los Angeles. Fr. Mateo has been named in at least three child sexual abuse lawsuits. The details of the sexual abuse allegations, including when and where the alleged abuse occurred, or the victim’s age/gender, are unknown.

Fr. Mateo was included in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles’ list of priests accused of sexual misconduct involving minors. He was also included in the Diocese of Joliet’s list of priests with credible allegation(s) of sexual abuse of minors. The list reports that two allegations of child sexual abuse were made in 1983 and 1991 against Fr. Mateo, while in Illinois. According to the Diocese, he left in 1984 and later returned to the Archdiocese of Cebu in the 1990s. He died in 2004.  He was added Richmond Diocese’s list in 2019.

In 2014, Fr. Mateo was named in another civil lawsuit alleging child sexual abuse filed by three men filed against the Joliet Diocese, stating that the abuse occurred in the 1980s.

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Fr. Richard Martini – Archdiocese of Los Angeles

Father Richard Martini

Archdiocese of Los Angeles

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Ordained: 1980

Assignment History:

  • 1981-1984: St. Dorothy (Glendora, CA)
  • 1985-1987: St. Clement (Santa Monica, CA)
  • 1988: San Buenaventura Mission (Ventura, CA)
  • 1989-1994: Seminary of Our Lady Queen of Angels (San Fernando, CA)
  • 1995-2002: Corpus Christi (Pacific Palisades, CA)
  • 2003-2004: Transfiguration (Los Angeles, CA)
  • 2005-2008: Unknown
  • 2009-2010: Transfiguration (Los Angeles, CA)
  • 2011-2014: Our Lady of Perpetual Help (Santa Clarita, CA)
  • 2015-Present: St. Joseph (Carpinteria, CA)

Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations Against Father Richard Martini:

Fr. Richard M. Martini was accused of sexually abusing a boy from 1990-1991 while he was at Our Lady Queen of Angels Seminary in San Fernando. The Archdiocese of Los Angeles claims that after their investigation, the allegations were unfounded.

In 2003, a civil lawsuit was filed, and the Archdiocese settled it in 2006 as part of a large settlement with 22 priests. After the alleged abuse, Fr. Martini was transferred to a new assignment, and the parishioners were never told of the past allegations. In 2018, Fr. Martini was named in yet another civil lawsuit of sexual abuse. He is still an active parish priest at St. Joseph in Carpinteria, CA. Fr. Martini was included in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles’ list of priests accused of sexual misconduct involving minors.

Horowitz Law is a law firm representing victims and survivors of sexual abuse by Catholic priests and other clergy in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles in California.  If you need a lawyer because you were sexually abused by a priest in one of California’s Catholic dioceses, contact our office today. Although many years have passed, those abused by Catholic clergy in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles now have legal options due to a voluntary compensation fund created by the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, but filing deadlines will apply so do not delay in reaching out to us.  Our lawyers have decades of experience representing survivors of clergy sexual abuse in California and nationwide. We can help. 

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Fr. Ruben Martinez – Archdiocese of Los Angeles

Father Ruben Martinez

Archdiocese of Los Angeles/Oblates

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Ordained: 1968

Removed: 1993

Assignment History:

  • 1969-1970: Unknown
  • 1971-1972: St. Ferdinand (San Fernando, CA)
  • 1973-1974: Holy Family (Wilmington, CA)
  • 1975-1982: Mary Immaculate (Pacoima, CA)
  • 1983-1992: Holy Family (Wilmington, CA)
  • 1993-2018: Unknown

Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations Against Father Ruben Martinez:

Fr. Ruben Martinez is a member of the Oblates of Mary Immaculate religious order. Fr. Martinez has been accused of sexually abusing at least seven people and was named in at least eight civil lawsuits alleging child sexual abuse. The alleged sexual abuse occurred at St. Ferdinand, Holy Family, and Mary Immaculate with dates of abuse ranging from 1970 to 1982. In 1991, Fr. Martinez was sent to Servants of the Paraclete in Jemez Springs, New Mexico, an institution known for treating priests accused of child sexual abuse. In 1993, Fr. Martinez was removed from active ministry.

In 2005, he admitted to abusing as many as 100 boys, including his younger brother. As of 2013, Fr. Martinez was reportedly living at a Catholic center for troubled clergy in Missouri. His files were released by Order in 2013 and show some allegations written in Japanese characters to disguise references to the acknowledgment of homosexuality and admitting to relations with boys.  Fr. Martinez was included in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles’ list of priests accused of sexual misconduct involving minors and the Oakland Diocese’s list in 2019.

Horowitz Law is a law firm representing victims and survivors of sexual abuse by Catholic priests and other clergy in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles in California.  If you need a lawyer because you were sexually abused by a priest in one of California’s Catholic dioceses, contact our office today. Although many years have passed, those abused by Catholic clergy in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles now have legal options due to a voluntary compensation fund created by the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, but filing deadlines will apply so do not delay in reaching out to us.  Our lawyers have decades of experience representing survivors of clergy sexual abuse in California and nationwide. We can help. 

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Br. Ernest Martinez – Archdiocese of Los Angeles

Brother Ernest Martinez

Archdiocese of Los Angeles/Salesians

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Ordained: Unknown

Assignment History:

  • 1960s: St. John Bosco High School (Bellflower, CA)
  • 1985-1989: Bishop Mora Salesian High School (Los Angeles, CA)
  • 1990-2018: Unknown

Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations Against Brother Ernest Martinez:

Br. Ernest Martinez is a member of the Salesian religious order. He has been named in one civil lawsuit that alleged child sexual abuse from 1966 to 1967 while serving at St. John Bosco High School in Bellflower. Br. Ernest Martinez was included in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles’ list of clergy accused of sexual misconduct involving minors. According to records, Martinez was last known to be at Salesian provincial headquarters in San Francisco.

Horowitz Law is a law firm representing victims and survivors of sexual abuse by Catholic priests and other clergy in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles in California.  If you need a lawyer because you were sexually abused by a priest in one of California’s Catholic dioceses, contact our office today. Although many years have passed, those abused by Catholic clergy in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles now have legal options due to a voluntary compensation fund created by the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, but filing deadlines will apply so do not delay in reaching out to us.  Our lawyers have decades of experience representing survivors of clergy sexual abuse in California and nationwide. We can help. 

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Fr. James Aloysius Martin – Archdiocese of Los Angeles

Father James Aloysius Martin

Archdiocese of Los Angeles

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Ordained: 1934

Retired: 1954

Died: Unknown

Assignment History:

  • 1934-1951: Unknown
  • 1951-1952: St. Elizabeth’s Retreat (Sun Valley, CA)
  • 1953: Absent on sick leave
  • 1954: Retired

Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations Against Father James Aloysius Martin:

Fr. James Aloysius Martin was accused of child sexual abuse from 1934 and 1938. The details of the sexual abuse allegations, including where the alleged abuse occurred, or the victim’s age/gender, are unknown. He retired from the priesthood in 1954.

Fr. Martin is listed on the Archdiocese of Los Angeles’ List of Archdiocesan Clergy Credibly Accused of Sexual Abuse of a Minor. His status as a priest, whereabouts, and whether he had access to children from 1953 until his death is unknown.

Horowitz Law is a law firm representing victims and survivors of sexual abuse by Catholic priests and other clergy in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles in California.  If you need a lawyer because you were sexually abused by a priest in one of California’s Catholic dioceses, contact our office today. Although many years have passed, those abused by Catholic clergy in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles now have legal options due to a voluntary compensation fund created by the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, but filing deadlines will apply so do not delay in reaching out to us.  Our lawyers have decades of experience representing survivors of clergy sexual abuse in California and nationwide. We can help. 

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Fr. Francisco Mateos – Archdiocese of Los Angeles

Father Francisco Mateos

Archdiocese of Los Angeles/Vincentians

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Ordained: 1958

Died: 2008

Assignment History:

  • 1959-1961: Unknown
  • 1962-1973: Our Lady of the Rosary of Talpa (Los Angeles, CA)
  • 1974: Unknown
  • 1975-1984: Santa Isabel (Los Angeles, CA)
  • 1985-1990: Our Lady of the Rosary of Talpa (Los Angeles, CA)
  • 1991-1996: St. Charles (San Francisco, CA)
  • 1997-2003: Our Lady of the Rosary of Talpa (Los Angeles, CA)
  • 2004-2017: Unknown

Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations Against Father Francisco Mateos:

Fr. Francisco Mateos was a Vincentian priest that worked within the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. In 2003, Fr. Mateos was named in a civil lawsuit alleging that he sexually abused a child while serving at Santa Isabel from 1976 to 1979. The Archdiocese of Los Angeles investigated the claim and determined that there were no grounds to remove Fr. Mateos from ministry, and he remained an active priest.

According to reports, Fr. Mateos moved back to Spain at some point before his death in 2018. Fr. Mateos was included in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles’ list of priests accused of sexual misconduct involving minors.

Horowitz Law is a law firm representing victims and survivors of sexual abuse by Catholic priests and other clergy in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles in California.  If you need a lawyer because you were sexually abused by a priest in one of California’s Catholic dioceses, contact our office today. Although many years have passed, those abused by Catholic clergy in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles now have legal options due to a voluntary compensation fund created by the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, but filing deadlines will apply so do not delay in reaching out to us.  Our lawyers have decades of experience representing survivors of clergy sexual abuse in California and nationwide. We can help. 

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Fr. Thomas Reon Paul Marshall – Archdiocese of Los Angeles

Father Thomas Reon Paul Marshall

Archdiocese of Los Angeles/Paulists

Thomas Reon Paul Marshall

Ordained: 1959

Died: 2012

Assignment History:

  • 1961-1962: St. Paul the Apostle (Los Angeles, CA)
  • 1963-2012: Paulist Centre for Catholic Evangelization (Toronto, Canada)

Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations Against Father Thomas Reon Paul Marshall:

According to the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, at least three survivors have come forward alleging child sexual abuse by Fr. Thomas Reon PaulMarshall, a member of the Paulist Fathers Order, between 1960 and 1963, at St. Paul the Apostle in Los Angeles.

In 2003, child sexual abuse charges were filed against Fr. Marshall, and an arrest warrant was issued. He was charged with 20 counts of lewd acts upon a child under 14. The district attorney attempted to extradite Fr. Marshall, who was retired and living in Toronto.

Per the 2009 Paulist website, Fr. Marshall was in residence at the Paulist Centre for Catholic Evangelization in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Fr. Marshall was included in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles’ list of priests accused of sexual misconduct involving minors. He was also listed on the Buffalo Diocese’s list in 2018. Fr. Marshall died in 2012.

Horowitz Law is a law firm representing victims and survivors of sexual abuse by Catholic priests and other clergy in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles in California.  If you need a lawyer because you were sexually abused by a priest in one of California’s Catholic dioceses, contact our office today. Although many years have passed, those abused by Catholic clergy in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles now have legal options due to a voluntary compensation fund created by the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, but filing deadlines will apply so do not delay in reaching out to us.  Our lawyers have decades of experience representing survivors of clergy sexual abuse in California and nationwide. We can help. 

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Br. Sylvester Mancuso – Archdiocese of Los Angeles

Brother Sylvester Mancuso

Archdiocese of Los Angeles/Franciscan

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Ordained: 1942

Died: 1979

Assignment History:

  • 1942-1943: St. Anthony’s (San Francisco, CA)
  • 1943-1949: St. Turibius (Los Angeles, CA)
  • 1949-1950: St. Francis (Sacramento, CA
  • 1952-1955: St. Josephs (Mescalero, CA)
  • 1958-1964: St. Peter’s (Bapchule, AZ)
  • 1964-1971: St. Francis (Whiteriver, AZ)
  • 1971-1973: St. Joseph’s (Los Angeles, CA)
  • 1973-1978: Native American (Mission, AZ)

Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations Against Brother Sylvester Mancuso:

Br. Sylvester Mancuso of the Franciscan Friars, served 25 years with the church, spanning throughout the Archdiocese of Los Angeles and Arizona. Allegations were received in 1999 and again in 2004 of sexual abuse to minors occurring in 1961 and the early 1970s. Br. Mancuso was named publicly as accused by the Santa Barbara Province Franciscans and on the Las Cruces Diocese’s list in 2019 of Clergy Credibly Accused of Sexual Abuse of a Minor. Fr. Mancuso died in 1979 at the age of 64 while residing in Arizona.

Horowitz Law is a law firm representing victims and survivors of sexual abuse by Catholic priests and other clergy in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles in California.  If you need a lawyer because you were sexually abused by a priest in one of California’s Catholic dioceses, contact our office today. Although many years have passed, those abused by Catholic clergy in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles now have legal options due to a voluntary compensation fund created by the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, but filing deadlines will apply so do not delay in reaching out to us.  Our lawyers have decades of experience representing survivors of clergy sexual abuse in California and nationwide. We can help. 

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Fr. Eugene Maio – Archdiocese of Los Angeles

Father Eugene Maio

Archdiocese of Los Angeles/Jesuits

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Ordained: 1960

Laicized: 1970

Assignment History:

  • 1960-1961: St. Mary’s College (St. Mary’s, KS)
  • 1961-1962: San Domencio (Florence, Italy)
  • 1963-1967: Loyola University (Los Angeles, CA)
  • 1968-1970: St. Louis University (St. Louis, MO)
  • 1971-2018: Unknown

Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations Against Father Eugene Maio:

Fr. Eugene Maio was a Jesuit priest in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. He was named in a civil lawsuit alleging he sexually abused a minor in 1963 at Marymount High School in Los Angeles, California. At the time, Fr. Maio was on the faculty at the Jesuits’ Loyola University. Fr. Maio was laicized in 1970. He then moved to Ohio and taught Spanish at the University of Akron until his retirement in 1996, after which he began working in church programs in Santo Domingo.

Fr. Maio was included in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles’ 2004 list of Priests accused of sexual misconduct involving minors” and, on the Jesuits’ U.S., Central and Southern Province’s 2018 List of Jesuits with Credible Accusations of Sexual Abuse of a Minor.

It is believed that or 1971. Fr. Maio was reportedly living in Akron, Ohio, in approximately 2003. Fr. Maio’s current whereabouts and whether he has access to children are unknown.

Horowitz Law is a law firm representing victims and survivors of sexual abuse by Catholic priests and other clergy in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles in California.  If you need a lawyer because you were sexually abused by a priest in one of California’s Catholic dioceses, contact our office today. Although many years have passed, those abused by Catholic clergy in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles now have legal options due to a voluntary compensation fund created by the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, but filing deadlines will apply so do not delay in reaching out to us.  Our lawyers have decades of experience representing survivors of clergy sexual abuse in California and nationwide. We can help. 

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Archbp. Roger Cardinal Mahony – Archdiocese of Los Angeles

Archbishop Roger Cardinal Mahony

Archdiocese of Los AngelesRoger Mahony Horowitz Law

Ordained: 1962

Retired: 2011

Assignment History:

  • 1962-1964: Graduate studies
  • 1965-1974: Unknown
  • 1975-1979: Auxiliary Bishop of Diocese of Fresno
  • 1980-1985: Bishop of Diocese of Stockton
  • 1985-2011: Archbishop of Archdiocese of Los Angeles
  • 2011: Retired
  • 2012-Present: Unknown

Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations Against Archbishop Roger Cardinal Mahony:

Cardinal Roger M. Mahony, the former Archbishop of Los Angeles, admitted that he tragically mishandled dozens of cases of abusive priests while he held leadership positions in the Archdiocese.

Mahony was Archbishop of Los Angeles from 1985 to 2011, and a cardinal since 1991. As a dominant church figure, his failures to protect young people from sexually abusive priests were grounds for the decision to bar Mahony from public ministry.

Documents were released as part of the Archdiocese’s 2007 settlement with survivors of child sexual abuse. They showed that top officials, including Cardinal Mahony, “maneuvered behind the scenes to shield molester priests, provide damage control for the church and keep parishioners in the dark,” stated Samantha Tata of NBC Southern California.

Archbishop Jose Gomez announced in 2013 that retired Cardinal Mahony would be relieved from any administrative or public duties in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. He was, however, permitted to continue offering Mass at his North Hollywood parish and remained a priest in good standing. At least two survivors have come forward alleging child sexual abuse by Cardinal Mahony, between approximately 1970 and 1993. Neither claim was substantiated.

Cardinal Mahony was included in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles’ list of priests accused of sexual misconduct involving minors. It is believed Cardinal Mahony is living in North Hollywood, CA. Cardinal Mahony’s status as a priest and whether he has access to children are unknown.

Horowitz Law is a law firm representing victims and survivors of sexual abuse by Catholic priests and other clergy in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles in California.  If you need a lawyer because you were sexually abused by a priest in one of California’s Catholic dioceses, contact our office today. Although many years have passed, those abused by Catholic clergy in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles now have legal options due to a voluntary compensation fund created by the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, but filing deadlines will apply so do not delay in reaching out to us.  Our lawyers have decades of experience representing survivors of clergy sexual abuse in California and nationwide. We can help. 

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