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.
SNAP Statement 07.25.13; Star-Ledger 07.25.13; The Record 07.25.13; WABC 07.25.13; WPIX 07.25.13; NBC 10 07.26.13; Seattle PI 07.26.13; The Record 07.26.13; The Record 07.27.13; The Record 06.22.16; New Jersey com 06.23.16; The Record 06.23.16; Clay Center Dispatch 06.28.16; The Record 06.28.16; Crux 06.29.16; The Record 07.15.16; http://bishop-accountability.org/