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Fr. Henry Clark – Diocese of Syracuse

Father Henry Clark

Diocese of Syracuse

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Ordained: Unknown

Died: 1957

Assignment History:

  • Diocese of Syracuse
  • Immaculate Conception Cathedral (Mobile, AL)
  • 1951-1957: St. Anne (Santa Fe, NM)

Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations Against Father Henry Clark:

According to Bishop Accountability, Clark Father Henry Clark worked in several churches in the Diocese of Syracuse before assuming duties in Utica, Alabama, and New Mexico.

Fr. Clark is listed on the Diocese of Santa Fe’s 2018 List of Clergy Credibly Accused of Sexual Abuse of a Minor. The details of the sexual abuse allegations, including when and where the alleged abuse occurred, or the victim’s age/gender, are unknown. Clark died in Albuquerque in 1957 at the age of 56.

Horowitz Law is a law firm representing victims and survivors of sexual abuse by Catholic priests and other clergy in the Diocese of Syracuse in New York. The Diocese of Syracuse filed for federal bankruptcy protection in June 2020. Anyone sexually abused by a priest or employee of the Diocese of Syracuse may be entitled to file a claim against the Diocese in these bankruptcy proceedings, but you must do so before April 15, 2021.  Most victims of abuse in the Diocese of Syracuse will never be able to take any legal action if they miss this bankruptcy filing deadline, so it is important that you contact us immediately to discuss your potential case. Our lawyers have decades of experience representing survivors of clergy sexual abuse in New York and nationwide. We can help. 

Contact us at (888) 283-9922 or adam@adamhorowitzlaw.com to discuss your options today.

Fr. Michael O’Brien – Archdiocese of San Francisco

Father Michael O’Brien

Archdiocese of San Francisco/Santa Fe

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Ordained: 1970

Died: 1993

Assignment History:

  • 1970-1972: San Jose (Albuquerque NM)
  • 1972-1973: Our Lady of Mt. Carmel (Moriarty, NM)
  • 1973-1974: SS. Peter and Paul (Estancia, MN)
  • 1974-1976: Catholic Church of Estancia Valley (Estancia, MN)
  • 1976-1981:  Francis (Ranchos de Taos, NM)
  • 1980-1981: San Francisco de Asis Catholic Church (Ranchos de Taos, NM)
  • 1981-1984:  Gertrude (Mora, NM)
  • 1984-1986: Our Lady of Sorrows (Las Vegas, NM)
  • 1986-1989:  Anthony’s (Questa, NM)
  • 1989-1991: Bethany on the Rio Grande (Albuquerque, NM)
  • 1991: Absent on Leave

Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations Against Father Michael O’Brien:

Fr. Michael P. O’Brien was a priest of the Archdiocese of Santa Fe. He worked many missions across New Mexica and into California. In 2012, a man reported to the Archdiocese of Santa Fe that Fr. O’Brien had sexually abused him many times during the 1980s when he was a ten-year-old altar boy at St. Anthony’s in Questa. He filed suit in 2013, and within several weeks, three more men filed suit, also claiming O’Brien sexually abused them as boys.

In May 2013, there were five more lawsuits against Fr. O’Brien, and by 2015, there were seventeen, at least nine of which had been settled. According to public records, Fr. O’Brien’s modus operandi was said to have been to groom boys with massages and sometimes foot and leg washing, leading to genital washing, fondling, and then rape. He reportedly would also ply boys with alcohol and pornography. His victims were allegedly as young as age eight and as old as age seventeen. Fr. O’Brien is listed on the Archdiocese of Santa Fe’s 2017 List of Archdiocesan Clergy Credibly Accused of Sexual Abuse of a Minor. O’Brien died of cancer or possibly AIDS in 1993, at age 48.

Horowitz Law is a law firm representing victims and survivors of sexual abuse by Catholic priests and other clergy in the Archdiocese of San Francisco 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 San Francisco now have legal options due to a voluntary compensation fund created by the Archdiocese of San Francisco, 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. 

Contact us at (888) 283-9922 or adam@adamhorowitzlaw.com to discuss your options today.

 

 

Fr. Roger Martinez – Archdiocese of San Francisco

Father Roger Martinez

Archdiocese of San Francisco/Santa Fe

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Ordained: 1976

Assignment History:

  • 1978: San Felipe de Neri (Albuquerque, NM)
  • 1978-1982: St. Anthony (Peñasco, NM)
  • 1982-1983: Ranchos de Taos (San Francisco, CA)
  • 1983-1984: Leave of absence
  • 1984-1985: Holy Ghost (Albuquerque, NM)
  • 1985-1988: St. Thomas (Abiquiu, NM)
  • 1988-1990: Our Lady of Belen (Belen, NM)
  • 1990-1993: Our Lady of Sorrows (La Joya, NM)

Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations Against Father Roger Martinez:

Fr. Roger Martinez was publicly named on the Archdiocese of Santa Fe’s List of Priests, Deacons, Religious, and Seminarians Accused of Sexual Abuse of Children in 2017. The details of the sexual abuse allegations, including when and where the alleged abuse occurred, or the victim’s age/gender, are unknown. Fr. Martinez’s status as a priest, whereabouts, and assignments since 1993 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 San Francisco 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 San Francisco now have legal options due to a voluntary compensation fund created by the Archdiocese of San Francisco, 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. 

Contact us at (888) 283-9922 or adam@adamhorowitzlaw.com to discuss your options today.

Fr. Luis Martinez – Diocese of Sacramento

Father Luis Martinez

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Ordained: 1964

Charged: 1994

Assignment History:

  • 1964-1970: Holy Cross (Santa Cruz, CA)
  • 2003: Sons of the Holy Family

Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations Against Father Luis Martinez:

Two civil suits were filed in New Mexico against Fr. Luis Martinez in 1994, alleging sex abuse to female minors having occurred between 1964-1970 at Holy Cross Parish in Santa Cruz, California. At least one suit (maybe both) settled by Archdiocese of Santa Fe and Sons of the Holy Family in 1995.  Fr. Martinez was included on the Santa Fe Archdiocese list of credibly accused in 2017. Martinez allegedly left the priesthood, but no information has been released on laicization or to what he is presently doing.

Horowitz Law is a law firm representing victims and survivors of sexual abuse by Catholic priests and other clergy in the Diocese of Sacramento 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 Diocese of Sacramento now have legal options due to a temporary change in the law, 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. 

Contact us at (888) 283-9922 or adam@adamhorowitzlaw.com to discuss your options today.

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Deadline Approaching to File Sexual Abuse Claims Against Archdiocese of Santa Fe

All clergy sexual abuse claims against the Archdiocese of Santa Fe, currently in bankruptcy, must be filed by June 17, 2019.   The Archdiocese has been in bankruptcy since December 2018 and the deadline has been set by the Bankruptcy Court for New Mexico.  If would like an attorney to represent you in the claims process, please contact Horowitz Law immediately.

Anyone who desires to file a claim against the Archdiocese of Santa Fe for sexual abuse by one of its priests, deacons or lay people must submit a “Proof of Claim Form” to the bankruptcy court. The claims form must be received by the Clerk of Court in the Bankrupty Court by 5 p.m. (Mountain Time) on June 17, 2019 or it will not be considered.  Any person who has a sexual abuse claim against the Archdiocese of Santa Fe and does not file a sexual abuse claim by that date may not be treated as a creditor for voting or distribution purposes under any plan of reorganization and such claim may be subject to discharge. Further, if such sexual abuse claim is discharged, the sexual abuse claimant may be forever barred and prevented from asserting his or her sexual abuse claim against the Debtor, and may not receive any payment or distribution in connection with such sexual abuse claim.

For the purposes of filing a Sexual Abuse Proof of Claim in this Bankruptcy, a Sexual Abuse Claim is defined as any claim against the Archdiocese resulting or arising in whole or in part, directly or indirectly from any actual or alleged sexual conduct or misconduct, sexual abuse or molestation, indecent assault and/or battery, rape, pedophilia, ephebophilia, or sexually-related physical, psychological, or emotional harm, or contacts, or interactions of a sexual nature between a child and an adult, or a non-consenting adult and another adult, sexual assault, sexual battery, sexual psychological or emotional abuse, humiliation, or intimidation, or any other sexual misconduct, and seeking monetary damages or any other relief, under any theory of liability, including vicarious liability, any negligence-based theory,
contribution, indemnity, or any other theory based on any acts or failures to act by the Archdiocese
or any other person or entity for whose acts or failures to act the Archdiocese is or was allegedly
responsible.

All sexual abuse claims filed in the bankruptcy court shall remain confidential unless a person decides to waive confidentiality on their paperwork.  More than 350 abuse survivors have been documented in the archdiocese over the last 25 years. At least 16 priests who served in Taos County parishes have been named as child abusers by the archdiocese, in lawsuits or both.  The archdiocese has about $49 million in assets, including about $31.6 million in property, according to the court documents. Under Chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Code, the debtor – in this case, the church – comes up with a plan to pay its debts while also continuing to operate.