Father Santiago Tamayo
Archdiocese of Los Angeles
Assigned as follows:
- 1959-1967 Unknown
- 1968-1973 Mary Star of the Sea (San Pedro, CA)
- 1973-1977 Immaculate Conception (Los Angeles, CA)
- 1977-1981 St. Philomena (Carson, CA)
- 1981-1984 Saint Peter and Paul (Wilmington, CA)
- 1984 Resigned
- 1984-1990 Active leave
- 1990-1996 Inactive leave
Summary of Abuse Allegations against Father Santiago Tamayo:
According to media reports, Father Santiago Tamayo was ordained in 1959 in the Philippines. He started to work in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles in 1968 and was incardinated in 1978. He, along with six other priests, was accused in a 1984 civil suit of sexually abusing a 16-year-old girl from 1978 through 1984. He fled to the Philippines shortly after the lawsuit was filed, where the Archdiocese continued to pay him.
In 1982, the girl gave birth to a daughter. In 1991, Father Tamayo publicly apologized to Milla for having sex with her. The claims against all seven accused priests were settled for $500,000 in a $660 million settlement in 2007. His personnel files were released in January 2013, and showed an allegation that he also sexually abused a minor boy.
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