Second Victim Comes Forward in Alleged Sexual Assault Case against Priest
By Jesse Martinez
August 22, 2013
Another victim has come forward saying he was sexually abused by a now-deceased local priest in the 1970s. According to the law offices of Merritt & Watson, the victim claims to have been sexually abused by Alfonso Madrid during 1974 and 1975 when he was eight years old at Sacred Heart Church. The victim filed a suit against the El Paso Diocese. As KFOX14 previously reported, a settlement was reached on July 11 with the New Orleans Province of the Jesuit Order and the El Paso Diocese when a former student and parishioner came forward stating that he was abused by Madrid. In that case, Madrid kissed and petted a 9-year-old child, and the Jesuits were aware of the incident at the time, according to the law offices of Merritt & Watson. Madrid, who worked at the Sacred Heart from 1970 to 1982, died in 1982.