Father Robert Torres
Diocese of Little Rock/Divine Word
- 1966-1967: St. John Seminary (Little Rock, AR)
- 1967-1974: Catholic High School (Little Rock, AR)
- 1971: Our Lady of Good Counsel (Little Rock, AR)
- 1971-1972: St. Mary (North Little Rock, AR)
- 1972-1974: Cathedral of St. Andrew (Little Rock, AR)
- 1974: Immaculate Conception (North Little Rock, AR)
- 1975: Our Lady of Good Counsel (Little Rock, AR)
- 1976-1980: Christ the King (Little Rock, AR)
- 1981-1982: Christ the King (Little Rock, AR)
- 1982-1984: St. John, Malvern; St. Mary (Arkadelphia, AR)
- 1984-1989: St. Mary (North Little Rock, AR)
- 1989: St. Theresa (Little Rock, AR)
- 1992-1994: St. Elizabeth Ann Seton (Ashdown, AR); Our Lady of Good Hope (Hope, AR)
Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations against Father Robert Torres:
Fr. Robert Torres became an ordained priest in 1966.
According to media reports, in 2016, the diocese announced that Torres, a former laicized priest, sexually abused at least two people over 35 years previously. The abuse involved members of Our Lady of Good Counsel parish, in Little Rock, Arizona, one referred to as a “youth”. Diocese said Torres admitted abuse, and likely sexually abused at least two or three other young people.
Information about the age/gender of his alleged victim/victims, the nature of the alleged sexual abuse, or Torres’ assignments at the time of the alleged abuse is unknown.
In 2018, Torres was publicly named and included on the Diocese of Little Rock list of credibly accused clergy for whom allegations of sexual abuse of a minor have been admitted, substantiated or determined, or considered to be credible. It notes five known victims.
Torres was removed from ministry in 1994 and laicized in 2015.
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