Fr. Nicolas Aguilar-Rivera

Ordained: 1970
Status: Charged

Diocese: Archdiocese of Los Angeles CA

Ordained in Mexico. Extern priest in L.A. 1987 after accused in Tehuacan, Mexico. Warrant issued 1988 for abuse of at least two. L.A. archdiocesan officials didn’t contact police until after confronting Aguilar. Fled to Mexico. Reportedly abused at least 26 boys in 10 months. In 9/06, some survivors filed suit in L.A. accusing a Cardinal from Mexico of covering up Aguilar’s past and helping him transfer to U.S. before abuse. Laicization announced 7/09. New suits 6/09, 8/10, 12/10 and 3/13. Personnel files released 1/13. Settlement of 11 claims 2/18/14. Suit filed 6/14 by two brothers claiming Aguilar sexually abused them at St. Agatha’s in L.A. in 1987, when they were ages 9-11; settled 12/15.

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