Database of Publicly Accused Priests in the United States

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Last First Ord T Status D/O Notes Diocese Source/Assignments
Sabine 1964 P Sued Diocesan Accused of sexual and physical assaults of children. Suit filed 1993, 7 in 1994. Lived at Archbishop Sanchez' residence after treated at Paracletes. Put on leave 1/93; laicization process began 2/94. Prison psychologist after FBI check; resigned months later. Civil suit 5/14 re abuse at an ABQ parish in 1986. Suit 8/15 re sexual abuse of boy in 1980s at Griego's home in Montezuma and at Queen of Heaven in ABQ. Man filed suit 5/14 against Santa Fe archdiocese; said publicly in 11/15 he was raped by Griego at age 17 in 1986; had gone to Griego for guidance about possibly becoming priest. Said there were teen boys with Griego in rectory and drinking. Accused in 12/17/15 suit of abuse of boy, age 14-18, at parishes in Las Vegas, NM and ABQ 1975-79. On Santa Fe archdiocese list 9/12/17. As of 11/17, accused of abuse of 30 boys, 1 girl. Two new suits 1/18. New suit 5/18 by 6 men, 1 woman. Arrested 3/19, charged with rape of 8-year-old girl in early 1990s. On Las Cruces list 6/24/19. Santa Fe, NM Source:
Albuquerque Journal 02.28.95; Santa Fe New Mexican 03.01.95; Albuquerque Journal 06.28.95; Albuquerque Journal 07.21.95; Albuquerque Journal 03.20.98; Albuquerque Tribune 12.19.98; Santa Fe New Mexican 06.30.02; John Doe C v Archdiocese of Santa Fe 05.13.14; KOAT 05.14.14; KRQE 05.14.14; Santa Fe New Mexican 05.14.14; Albuquerque Journal 05.15.14; Albuquerque Journal 11.19.14; Albuquerque Journal 10.13.15; New Mexican 11.16.15; KRQE 11.18.15; Albuquerque Journal 12.06.15; New Mexican 12.17.15; New Mexican 09.01.17; Griego Timeline 09.06.17; Archdiocese of Santa Fe List 09.12.17; KSFR 10.11.17; Albuquerque Jouronal 10.12.17; Albuquerque Journal 10.18.17; Santa Fe Documents 10.19.17; The Associated Press 10.19.17; Albuquerque Journal 10.23.17; Catholic News Agency 10.24.17; KOB 4 11.17.17; Albuquerque Journal 12.26.17; Albuquerque Journal 01.29.18; KOB 4 05.14.18; Albuquerque Journal 05.15.18; National Catholic Reporter 11.29.18; Archdiocese of Santa Fe List 03.08.19; Santa Fe New Mexican 03.13.19; Daily Mail 03.16.19; Albuquerque Journal 03.25.19; Diocese of Las Cruces List Updated 06.24.19
Griego Timeline 09.06.17; Archdiocese of Santa Fe List 03.08.19

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