Tag: William Valverde

Fr. William Valverde – Diocese of San Diego

Father William Valverde

Diocese of San Diego

Ordained: 1962

 

Assigned as Follows:

  • 1963-1964      Mary Star of the Sea (Oceanside, CA)
  • 1965                Our Lady of Perpetual Help (Indio, CA)
  • 1966                St. Mary (El Centro, CA)
  • 1967                Our Lady of Guadalupe Shrine (Riverside, CA)
  • 1968                St. Joseph (Upland, CA)
  • 1969-1970      St. Edward (Corona, CA)
  • 1971-1973      St. Mary (Escondido, CA)
  • 1974-1976      St. Ann Church (Needles, CA)
  • 1977                City County Jail (San Diego, CA)
  • 1978-1982      Patton State Hospital (Patton, CA)
  • 1983-1984      On Leave

 

Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations against Father William Valverde:

Father William Valverde left active priesthood in 1983. According to media reports, in December 2003, he was named in a civil lawsuit filed by two men alleging that in the mid-1970s, Father Valverde had repeatedly exposed them and others to “alcohol, drugs, cigarettes and deviant sex” while they were minors at St. Ann in Needles, California. According to their attorney, four adult parishioners traveled to San Diego to meet with Bishop Leo Maher, who had jurisdiction over the San Bernardino County parish. They warned him that Father Valverde, was “out of control.” 

In March 2007, his name was included in the Diocese of San Diego’s list of clergy credibly accused of sexual abuse of a minor. Through clerical errors, these 2 plaintiffs were not included in 2007 San Diego settlement and their lawsuit still existed until a settlement was reached in April 2008. 

Father Valverde was sentenced to a life of prayer and penance in 2010.

His current whereabouts are unknown. 

Horowitz Law is a law firm representing victims and survivors of sexual abuse by Catholic priests and other clergy in the Diocese of San Diego 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 San Diego 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. 

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Fr. William Valverde – Diocese of San Bernardino

Father William Valverde 

Diocese of San Bernardino

Ordained: 1962

Assigned as follows:

  • 1963-1964      Mary Star of the Sea (Oceanside, CA)
  • 1965                Our Lady of Perpetual Help (Indio, CA)
  • 1966                St. Mary (El Centro, CA)
  • 1967                Our Lady of Guadalupe Shrine (Riverside, CA)
  • 1968                St. Joseph (Upland, CA)
  • 1969-1970      St. Edward (Corona, CA)
  • 1971-1973      St. Mary (Escondido, CA)
  • 1974-1976      St. Ann Church (Needles, CA)
  • 1977                City County Jail (San Diego, CA)
  • 1978-1982      Patton State Hospital (Patton, CA)
  • 1983-1984      On Leave

Summary of Abuse Allegations against Father William Valverde:

Father William Valverde left active priesthood in 1983. According to media reports, in December 2003, he was named in a civil lawsuit filed by two men alleging that in the mid-1970s, Father Valverde had repeatedly exposed them and others to “alcohol, drugs, cigarettes and deviant sex” while they were minors at St. Ann in Needles, California. According to the their attorney, four adult parishioners traveled to San Diego to meet with Bishop Leo Maher, who had jurisdiction over the San Bernardino County parish. They warned him that Father Valverde, was “out of control.” 

In March 2007, his name was included in the Diocese of San Diego’s list of clergy credibly accused of sexual abuse of a minor. Through clerical errors, these 2 plaintiffs were not included in 2007 San Diego settlement and their lawsuit still existed until a settlement was reached in April 2008.  Father Valverde was sentenced to a life of prayer and penance in 2010.

Horowitz Law is a law firm representing victims and survivors of sexual abuse by Catholic priests and other clergy in the Diocese of San Bernardino.  If you need a lawyer because you were sexually abused by a priest in San Bernardino, contact our office today. Although many years have passed, those abused by Catholic clergy in the Diocese of San Bernardino now have legal options to recover damages due to a compensation fund created for victims.  Call us at (888) 283-9922 or send an email to adam@adamhorowitzlaw.com to discuss your options today.