Fr. Jose Lopez Durango

Diocese: Diocese of Paterson


Allegations 6/13 that Lopez, a native of Colombia working in the U.S. on a religious worker’s visa, had molested a 14- yr-old girl in 1/13 at St. Mary’s rectory in Passaic. Denied allegations. Removed without privileges. Arrested 7/13 and charged with Luring a Child, Endangering the Welfare of a Child, and Criminal Sexual Contact. Released on bail. Found guilty at trial 6/16 of luring, child endangerment and criminal sexual contact. Sentencing scheduled for 11/16. Lopez’ attorney requested new trial.


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