Fr. Armando Martinez

Diocese:  Archdiocese of Santa Fe

Notes:  Martinez received counseling from Paracletes in 1988. In 1993, he was relieved of his duties after allegation of 1992 abuse of minor. Retired in 1994 after he was accused of sexual misconduct with a boy 20 yrs ago. Civil suit filed. In 5/94 Martinez wasfound murdered onthe road to the Paraclete retreat. The police arrested a man who claimed Martinez fondled him after they had both been drinking. The man was later sentenced to 50 yrs in prison for the murder. Lawsuit filed 8/15 alleged rape by Martinez over 2-yr. period of altar boy at Sacred Heart in Española NM in late 1980s.

Sources:  Albuquerque Tribune 05.06.97Albuquerque Tribune 05.07.97Santa Fe New Mexican 05.07.97Albuquerque Tribune 05.09.97Santa Fe New Mexican 05.09.97Albuquerque Journal 05.10.97Albuquerque Journal 11.20.97Albuquerque Journal 02.04.98Albuquerque Journal 03.03.98Albuquerque Journal 10.13.15