Fr. Charles Martinez

Diocese:  Archdiocese of Santa Fe

Religious Order:  Franciscans

Notes:  Civil suit filed 12/93 alleged Martinez abused one youth from 1977-1983, beginning when the plaintiff was 12 and Martinez was studing to be a Franciscan Friar. Martinez would take the boy with him on trips throughout the U.S. Martinez denied all allegations but was suspended when allegations surfaced 4/93. Some defendants dropped 4/95 after settlement with one. Remaining portion against Martinez was dismissed 5/95.

Sources:  Albuquerque Journal 5.7.95; Romero v. Fanciscian…;Bernalillo Cty, NM; #D-202-CV-9311111; Albuquerque Journal 05.23.95