Tag: Diocese of Pueblo

Fr. Joseph Walsh – Diocese of Pueblo

Father Joseph Walsh

Diocese of Pueblo

Joseph Walsh Diocese of Pueblo Horowitz Law

Ordained: 1935

Died: 1960

Assigned as follows:

  • Sacred Heart Orphanage (Sacred Heart Orphanage, Pueblo, CO)

Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations against Father Joseph Walsh:

Father Joseph Walsh was ordained a priest in 1935, and served in multiple parishes in the Diocese of Pueblo. According to media reports, in December 2020, the Attorney General’s Office released a supplemental report of the allegations made in the Colorado Dioceses’ voluntary compensation fund. According to the report, Fr. Joseph Walsh was one of the newly identified priests who served in the Diocese of Pueblo

Victim #1

According to the report, Fr. Joseph Walsh was the subject of a report that he was sexually abusing an orphan boy when he was 4- to 8-years-old at the Sacred Heart Orphanage in Pueblo, Colorado from 1951-1954.

First, Fr. James Walsh enticed the child, taking him to the ice cream parlor. Then, Walsh sexually abused the child on the drives to and from the ice cream trips and then it carried on numerous times in the rectory while he served at the Sacred Heart Orphanage in Pueblo, Colorado from 1951-1954.

In 1969 and 1981, Victim #1 reported the sexual abuse to the Diocese of Pueblo, alerting two Bishops. Shockingly, neither Bishops reported the abuse, never took any action against Fr. Joseph Walsh. Rather, they never restricted him from being in close proximity to children and never removed him from ministry.

In fact, in 1981, the Bishop told Victim #1 that nobody would believe him and that he should keep the incident to himself so that doesn’t damage the church.

Victim #2

According to the report, Fr. Joseph Walsh repeatedly sexually abused this young female orphan during her entire 6-year tenure at the Sacred Heart Orphanage in Pueblo, Colorado.

Walsh sexually abused Victim #2 when she was 7- to 13-years-old at the Sacred Heart Orphanage in Pueblo, Colorado from 1951-1957.

Fr. James Walsh enticed her onto his lap with candy to begin sexually abusing her. Victim #2 would try hiding from Fr. Walsh but that never stopped him from sexually abusing her.

When the report was received in 2019, the Diocese of Pueblo reported the abuse to law enforcement, however, they did not independently investigate the report because Joseph Walsh had died before the report was made against him.

Horowitz Law is a law firm representing victims and survivors of sexual abuse by Catholic priests and other clergy in the Diocese of Pueblo in Colorado. If you need a lawyer because you were sexually abused by a priest in Colorado, contact our office today. Although many years have passed, those abused by Catholic clergy in the Diocese of Pueblo now have legal options, 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 Colorado and nationwide. We can help.

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Fr. Carlos Trujillo – Diocese of Pueblo

Father Carlos Trujillo

Diocese of Pueblo

Carlos Trujillo Diocese of Pueblo Horowitz Law

Ordained: ~1976

Assigned as follows:

  • St. Joseph Parish (Capulin, CO)

Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations against Father Carlos Trujillo:

Fr. Carlos Trujillo was ordained a priest in approximately 1976, and in the Diocese of Pueblo. According to media reports, in December 2020, the Attorney General’s Office released a supplemental report of the allegations made in the Colorado Dioceses’ voluntary compensation fund. According to the report, Fr. Trujillo was one of the newly identified priests who served in the Diocese of Pueblo.

Among the allegations documented in the files of the Diocese of Pueblo was one against a priest, Fr. Trujillo. According to the report, he was the subject of a report that he was sexually abusing a 16- to 17-year-old boy at the St. Joseph Parish in Capulin, Colorado from 1978-1979.

First, Trujillo was engaging in ‘grooming’ behavior, getting close to the teenage boy and his family. Trujillo bought the boy gifts, took him on a trip, and would have breakfast with the boy and his family after Sunday Mass. Then, Trujillo sexually abused the teenage boy for approximately two years while he served as the Pastor of St. Joseph Parish in Capulin, Colorado.

When the report was received through the IRRP in 2019, the Diocese of Pueblo reported the abuse to law enforcement, however, they did not independently investigate the report because Carlos Trujillo had left the priesthood decades before the report against him.

Horowitz Law is a law firm representing victims and survivors of sexual abuse by Catholic priests and other clergy in the Diocese of Pueblo in Colorado. If you need a lawyer because you were sexually abused by a priest in Colorado, contact our office today. Although many years have passed, those abused by Catholic clergy in the Diocese of Pueblo now have legal options, 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 Colorado and nationwide. We can help.

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Msgr. Marvin Kapushion – Diocese of Pueblo

Monsignor Marvin Kapushion

Diocese of Pueblo

Marvin Kapushion Diocese of Pueblo Horowitz Law

Ordained: 1956

Retired: 2017

Died: 2020

Assigned as follows:

  • Sacred Heart Orphanage (Pueblo, CO)
  • St. Aloysius Parish  (Rye, CO)

Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations against Monsignor Marvin Kapushion:

Msgr. Marvin Kapushion was ordained a priest in 1956, and served in multiple parishes in the Diocese of Pueblo. According to media reports, in December 2020, the Attorney General’s Office released a supplemental report of the allegations made in the Colorado Dioceses’ voluntary compensation fund. According to the report, Msgr. Kapushion was one of the newly identified priests who served in the Diocese of Pueblo.

Among the allegations documented in the files of the Diocese of Pueblo was one against a priest, Msgr. Kapushion. According to the report, he was the subject of a report that he was sexually abusing a 16-year-old boy at the Sacred Heart Orphanage in Pueblo, Colorado in 1984.

Kapushion provided counseling to the teenage boy at the orphanage and offered to pay him to shovel snow, serve guests, and help with set-up and clean-up at a Christmas party.

According to the report, Msgr. Kapushion worked as the Pastor at St. Aloysius Parish in Rye, the Director of Catholic Charities in Pueblo, and a counselor to orphans at the Sacred Heart Orphanage in Pueblo when he sexually abused the 16-year-old boy.

Kapushion died just a couple of months after the victim reported the abuse in early 2020 and Kapushion retired from ministry 3 years prior.

When the report was received in 2020, the Pueblo Diocese did not report the abuse to law enforcement until several weeks after Kapushion’s death in April 2020. According to the report, the investigation “found zero substantiated complaints of any kind of abuse toward children” because it was substantially incomplete.

Horowitz Law is a law firm representing victims and survivors of sexual abuse by Catholic priests and other clergy in the Diocese of Pueblo in Colorado. If you need a lawyer because you were sexually abused by a priest in Colorado, contact our office today. Although many years have passed, those abused by Catholic clergy in the Diocese of Pueblo now have legal options, 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 Colorado and nationwide. We can help.

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Fr. Lawrence Sievers – Diocese of Pueblo

Father Lawrence Sievers

Diocese of Pueblo

Lawrence Sievers Diocese of Pueblo Horowitz Law

Ordained: 1935

Assigned as follows:

  • 1970-1971: St. Francis Xavier (Pueblo, CO)
  • 1972:           St. Joseph (Grand Junction, CO); Veterans Administration Hospital (Grand Junction, CO)
  • 1972-1973: St. Mary Hospital (Grand Junction, CO)

Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations against Fr. Lawrence Sievers:

Fr. Lawrence Sievers was ordained a priest in 1935 and served in multiple parishes in the Diocese of Pueblo. According to media reports, in October 2019, the Colorado Attorney General released a detailed report of a special investigation into the handling of child sexual abuse allegations by Colorado’s three Catholic dioceses.  For the first time, Fr. Lawrence Sievers was publicly identified as a priest with a documented report of sexual abuse.

According to the documents reviewed by the investigators, Sievers sexually abused a high school girl who was working with him on a special Catholic project in 1969.  She was 17 at the time.  

Sievers held several assignments in the Diocese of Pueblo at the time of the incident, including an assistant pastorate at St. Joseph in Grand Junction, and a chaplaincy at St. Mary’s Hospital in Grand Junction.  At the time, he also served as the Grand Junction District Youth Moderator for the Diocese.

Sievers voluntarily resigned from ministry in 1973 and he was subsequently laicized (removed from the priesthood) by the Vatican.

Whether Sievers is still alive or is residing in the Pueblo area is unknown.  The Diocese has not provided that information to the media or the general public.

Horowitz Law is a law firm representing victims and survivors of sexual abuse by Catholic priests and other clergy in the Diocese of Pueblo in Colorado.  If you need a lawyer because you were sexually abused by a priest in Colorado, contact our office today. Although many years have passed, those abused by Catholic clergy in the Diocese of Pueblo now have legal options, 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 Colorado and nationwide. We can help.

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Fr. Joseph Reade – Diocese of Pueblo

Father Joseph Reade

Diocese of Pueblo

Joseph Reade Diocese of Pueblo Horowitz Law

Ordained: 1954

Died: 1990

Assigned as follows:

  • 1955: St. Patrick’s (Pueblo, CO)
  • 1956: St. Patrick’s (La Junta, CO)
  • 1957-1958: Shrine of St. Therese (Pueblo, CO)
  • 1959-1963: St. Patrick’s (Pueblo, CO)
  • 1964: St. Rose of Lima (Buena Vista, CO)
  • 1965: Sacred Heart Cathedral (Pueblo, CO)
  • 1966-1971: St. Mary’s Hospital (Grand Junction, CO)
  • 1972-1973: On Duty Outside the Diocese (Halifax, N.S.)
  • 1974: Newman Center of Southern Colorado State College, (Pueblo, CO)
  • 1975-1980: Parkview Episcopal Hospital (Pueblo, CO)
  • 1980: St. Mary (Pueblo, CO)
  • 1981-1983: Retired St. Peter the Apostle Church (Provincetown, MA)
  • 1984-1985: Retired (Pueblo, CO)
  • 1986: Retired (Pueblo, CO)
  • 1987-1988: Retired (Pueblo, CO)
  • 1968-1971: Colo. Veterans’ Administration Hospital (Grand Junction, CO)
  • 1989-1990: Retired (Pueblo, CO)

Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations against Fr. Joseph Reade:

Fr. Joseph Reade was ordained a priest in 1954, and served in multiple parishes in the Diocese of Pueblo. According to media reports, in October 2019, the Colorado Attorney General released a detailed report of a special investigation into the handling of child sexual abuse allegations by Colorado’s three Catholic dioceses.  For the first time, Fr. Joseph Reade was publicly identified as a priest with multiple documented reports of sexual abuse.

According to the documents reviewed by the investigators, Reade is the subject of two documented allegations of abuse.  

Victim #1 said that he was sexually abused by Reade from 1969 to 1971, starting when he was 10.  Reade was assigned to the VA Hospital and St. Mary’s Hospital in Grand Junction (as a chaplain) at the time of the abuse.  The matter was later settled with the Diocese of Pueblo’s insurance company for an undisclosed amount.

Victim #2 reported that he was sexually abused by Reade at a social gathering in 1986.  At the time, the victim was 11 years old.  Reade was a retired priest in limited ministry at the time of the abuse.

Reade’s faculties were temporarily suspended when Victim #2’s allegation was reported, but they were reinstated when Reade denied the abuse.  Unless the accused priest admitted the allegations, the Diocese of Pueblo protocols required the Diocese to find that the allegation was “unsubstantiated” and return the priest to ministry.  The burden was on the victim to prove that the abuse happened, which required an admission or an independent witness to the actual abuse.

Reade died in 1990.

Horowitz Law is a law firm representing victims and survivors of sexual abuse by Catholic priests and other clergy in the Diocese of Pueblo in Colorado.  If you need a lawyer because you were sexually abused by a priest in Colorado, contact our office today. Although many years have passed, those abused by Catholic clergy in the Diocese of Pueblo now have legal options, 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 Colorado and nationwide. We can help.

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Fr. Clifford Norman – Diocese of Pueblo

Father Clifford Norman

Diocese of Pueblo

Clifford Norman Diocese of Pueblo Horowitz Law

Ordained: 1960

Assigned as follows:

  • 1961-1963: Our Lady of Guadalupe (La Junta, CO)
  • 1964:           St. Mary’s (Walsenburg, CO)
  • 1965-1967: St. Michael’s (Delta, CO)
  • 1968-1971: Sacred Heart (Avondale, CO)
  • 1972:           Unknown
  • 1973-1974: St. Joseph (Capulin, CO)
  • 1975:           Leave of Absence – Location Unknown
  • 1976-2010: On Duty Outside Diocese – Mexico
  • 2011-2021: Unknown

Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations against Fr. Clifford Norman:

Fr. Clifford Norman was ordained a priest in 1960, and served in multiple parishes in the Diocese of Pueblo. According to media reports, in October 2019, the Colorado Attorney General released a detailed report of a special investigation into the handling of child sexual abuse allegations by Colorado’s three Catholic dioceses.  For the first time, Fr. Clifford Norman was publicly identified as a priest with a documented report of sexual abuse.

According to the documents reviewed by the investigators, Norman sexually abused a 12 year old altar boy at St. William in 1968.  At the time of the abuse, Norman was assigned to Sacred Heart parish in Avondale, but was friends with the boy’s family and took him to St. William.  The victim says that he was threatened repeatedly by Norman. During an interview about the allegation in 1998, Norman admitted to knowing the victim but denied sexual contact.  A Diocese of Pueblo official noted in documents that he did not believe Norman’s denial.  However, without a confession by Norman, the Diocese’s protocols required them to find that the allegation was “inconclusive” and took no action against Norman.  At the time the allegation was received, Norman was working in an orphanage in Mexico.  

The victim met with the Bishop of Pueblo as part of the investigation process, and the Bishop reportedly told the man that he “needed to forgive Norman and asked the victim to consider how tough Norman’s childhood must have been.”

It is unclear from the Report if Norman is still alive, and where he is residing.  The Pueblo Diocese has not provided that information to media or the general public.

Horowitz Law is a law firm representing victims and survivors of sexual abuse by Catholic priests and other clergy in the Diocese of Pueblo in Colorado.  If you need a lawyer because you were sexually abused by a priest in Colorado, contact our office today. Although many years have passed, those abused by Catholic clergy in the Diocese of Pueblo now have legal options, 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 Colorado and nationwide. We can help.

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

Fr. Philip Marin – Diocese of Pueblo

Father Philip Marin

Diocese of Pueblo

Philip Marin Diocese of Pueblo Horowitz Law

Ordained: Unknown

Died: 1976

Assigned as follows:

  • 1957:           Our Lady of the Assumption (Pueblo, CO)
  • 1958-1964: Holy Name of Mary (Chicago, IL)
  • 1965-1973: St. Thaddeus (Chicago, IL)
  • 1974-1975: Unknown

Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations against Fr. Philip Marin: 

Fr. Philip Marin served in the Diocese of Pueblo. According to media reports, in October 2019, the Colorado Attorney General released a detailed report of a special investigation into the handling of child sexual abuse allegations by Colorado’s three Catholic dioceses.  For the first time, Fr. Marin was publicly identified as a priest with a documented report of sexual abuse.

According to the documents reviewed by the investigators, Fr. Marin was accused of sexually abusing a 5 or 6-year old girl in 1956 while he was assigned to Our Lady of Assumption in Trinidad.  

The woman made the report to the Diocese of Pueblo in 2009.  The Diocese paid her a monetary settlement.

Fr. Marin died in 1976.

Horowitz Law is a law firm representing victims and survivors of sexual abuse by Catholic priests and other clergy in the Diocese of Pueblo in Colorado.  If you need a lawyer because you were sexually abused by a priest in Colorado, contact our office today. Although many years have passed, those abused by Catholic clergy in the Diocese of Pueblo now have legal options, 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 Colorado and nationwide. We can help.

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

Fr. Michael J. Krol – Diocese of Pueblo

Father Michael Krol

Diocese of Pueblo

Michael Krol Diocese of Pueblo Horowitz Law

Ordained: 1945

Died: 1996

Assigned as follows:

  • 1946-1949: Unknown
  • 1950-1951: St. Francis Xavier (Enid, OK)
  • 1952-1953: Sacred Heart (Sayre, OK)
  • 1954-1960: Unknown
  • 1961: St. Finbar’s (Brooklyn, NY)
  • 1962: St. Francis de Sales (Lamar, CO)
  • 1963-1964: Our Lady of Perpetual Help (New London, CT)
  • 1965-1969: Unknown
  • 1970-1971: St. Thomas (Hamilton, TX)
  • 1972-1973: St. Mary’s (San Saba, TX)
  • 1974-1976: St. Mary’s (Bremond, TX)
  • 1977-1990 Guardian Angels (Wallis, TX)
  • 1991: Unknown
  • 1992-1994: Retired; St. Anthony’s (Runge, TX)
  • 1992-1996: Retired (Brownsville, TX)

Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations against Fr. Michael Krol:

Fr. Michael Krol was ordained a priest in 1945, and served in multiple parishes in the Diocese of Pueblo. According to media reports, in October 2019, the Colorado Attorney General released a detailed report of a special investigation into the handling of child sexual abuse allegations by Colorado’s three Catholic dioceses.  For the first time, Fr. Michael Krol was publicly identified as a priest with multiple documented reports of sexual abuse.  

Krol was an extern priest accepted into the Diocese of Pueblo in 1961 after being accused of abusing a minor boy in the Diocese of Brooklyn (New York).  In February 1962, Krol was accused of abusing a boy in the Diocese of Pueblo.  His faculties were revoked for a few hours, and then the Diocese of Pueblo reinstated them.  This was four months before he abused Victim #1. 

According to the documents reviewed by the investigators, Krol was the subject of three documented reports of sexual abuse.

Victim #1 was sexually abused as a 15 year old at St. Francis de Sales in Lamar.  He said that he went out on a Saturday night and sexually abused him.  The Victim’s father reported the abuse to the Bishop immediately, and Krol left town immediately.  

Victim #2 said that Krol “attempted” to sexually abuse him on one occasion in the spring of 1962.  At the time, he was a 15 year old boy who knew Krol from St. Francis de Sales, much like Victim #1.  The abuse was reported to the Diocese at the same time as the abuse of Victim #1 in 1962.

Victim #3 was sexually abused in the Spring of 1962 when Krol brought him to a movie. He too was 15 years old.  His abuse was also reported to the Diocese of Pueblo in June 1962.

Horowitz Law is a law firm representing victims and survivors of sexual abuse by Catholic priests and other clergy in the Diocese of Pueblo in Colorado.  If you need a lawyer because you were sexually abused by a priest in Colorado, contact our office today. Although many years have passed, those abused by Catholic clergy in the Diocese of Pueblo now have legal options, 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 Colorado and nationwide. We can help.

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Fr. Gary Kennedy – Diocese of Pueblo

Father Gary Kennedy

Diocese of Pueblo

Gary Kennedy Diocese of Pueblo Horowitz Law

Ordained: 1968

Assigned as follows:

  • 1969:           St. Mary’s (Montrose, CO)
  • 1970:           St. Peter’s (Ordway, CO)
  • 1971-1973: Sacred Heart (Walsenburg, CO)
  • 1974-1980: St. Peter Church (Rocky Ford, CO)
  • 1981-1985: Holy Family (Pueblo, CO)
  • 1986-1993: St. Mary Church (Montrose, CO)
  • 1994:           Sabbatical
  • 1995-1996: St. Joseph Church (Monte Vista, CO)
  • 1997-2001: Sacred Heart Church (Alamosa, CO)
  • 2002-2011: Centura Health- St. Mary Corwin Medical Center (Pueblo, CO)
  • 2012:           Unknown
  • 2013-2021: Retired

Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations against Fr. Gary Kennedy:

Fr. Gary Kennedy was ordained a priest in 1968, and served in multiple parishes in the Diocese of Pueblo. According to media reports, in October 2019, the Colorado Attorney General released a detailed report of a special investigation into the handling of child sexual abuse allegations by Colorado’s three Catholic dioceses.  For the first time, Fr. Gary Kennedy was publicly identified as a priest with a documented report of sexual abuse.

According to the documents reviewed by the investigators, Kennedy was accused of abusing a 13-year- old altar boy over the course of several years starting in 1967.  At the time, Kennedy was assigned to St. Mary in Montrose.  

Kennedy retired voluntarily in 2011 and was assisting with masses at St. Joseph in Pueblo as recently as September 2019.  His faculties have been suspended pending the diocese’s internal investigation.

Horowitz Law is a law firm representing victims and survivors of sexual abuse by Catholic priests and other clergy in the Diocese of Pueblo in Colorado.  If you need a lawyer because you were sexually abused by a priest in Colorado, contact our office today. Although many years have passed, those abused by Catholic clergy in the Diocese of Pueblo now have legal options, 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 Colorado and nationwide. We can help.

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

Fr. John Haberthier – Diocese of Pueblo

Father John Haberthier

Diocese of Pueblo

John Haberthier Diocese of Pueblo Horowitz Law

Ordained: 1948

Died: 2009

Assigned as follows:

  • 1949-1950: St. Patrick (Wichita, KS)
  • 1951-1952: Cathedral of the Sacred Heart (Dodge City, KS)
  • 1953: St. Rose Hospital (Great Bend, KS)
  • 1954-1960: St. Theresa’s (Drighton, KS)
  • 1961-1965: St. Michael’s (La Crosse, KS)
  • 1966: Wilson Memorial Hospital (Ulysses, KS)
  • 1967: Unknown
  • 1968-1971: Immaculate Heart of Mary (Windthorst, KS)
  • 1972-1974: St. Patrick’s (Plains, KS)
  • 1975: On Leave of Absence
  • 1976-1979: St. Francis Xavier (Pueblo, CO)
  • 1976-1994: On Duty Outside the Diocese
  • 1995-1998: Retried: (San Jacinto, CA)
  • 1999-2008: Unknown

Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations against Fr. John Haberthier:

Fr. John Haberthier was ordained a priest in 1948, and served in multiple parishes in the Diocese of Pueblo. According to media reports, in October 2019, the Colorado Attorney General released a detailed report of a special investigation into the handling of child sexual abuse allegations by Colorado’s three Catholic dioceses.  For the first time, Fr. Haberthier was publicly identified as a priest with multiple documented reports of sexual abuse.

According to the documents reviewed by the investigators,  Haberthier abused at least four children in the four years that he worked as an extern priest in the Diocese of Pueblo.  The Diocese of Pueblo was made aware of the abuse in 1977, but Haberthier fled to California before any action could be taken against him.  The Diocese never informed law enforcement nor did they information anyone in his next diocese (the Diocese of San Bernardino) of the allegation. 

Victim #1 reported that that he was sexually abused by Haberthier from 1974 to 1976, starting when he was 15 years old.  At the time, Haberthier was assigned to St. Francis Xavier in Pueblo.

Victim #2 also reported abuse while Haberthier was residing at St. Francis Xavier starting in 1975.  He was also 15 at the time it began.  The abuse of Victim #2 is believed to be reported in 1977.

Victim #3 also reported his abuse in 1977 after he was raped by Haberthier.  He was a 13 year old altar boy at St. Francis Xavier that Haberthier took the movies one night.

Haberthier had been assigned to Our Lady of Mt. Carmel in Trinidad until November 1974, when he was suddenly removed and sent for a psychiatric evaluation for unstated reasons.  The same documents refer to Haberthier as “a very disturbed man.”

Horowitz Law is a law firm representing victims and survivors of sexual abuse by Catholic priests and other clergy in the Diocese of Pueblo in Colorado.  If you need a lawyer because you were sexually abused by a priest in Colorado, contact our office today. Although many years have passed, those abused by Catholic clergy in the Diocese of Pueblo now have legal options, 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 Colorado and nationwide. We can help.

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