Fr. John Esquibel

Diocese:  Archdiocese of Santa Fe

Notes:  Esquibel (also spelled Esquivel) is alleged to have molested boys in several parishes before he was placed in job at Chancery office. Reoffended after treatment. Indicted in 10/93 and charged with abusing a 15-year-old altar boy in 1983; charges dropped by Judge 2/95 for lack of evidence. Worked as Army Reserve chaplain from 1979. Still so listed as late as 2002, likely in error. At least 2 civil suits filed in 1994.

Sources:  Doe vs. Roman, Bernalilio Cty NM, Cause #CV-94-05046; Roswell Daily Record 10.31.93Roswell Daily REcord 11.14.93Albuquerque Journal 02.09.95Albuquerque Journal 02.21.95