Fr. Santiago Almaguer

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Order: OFM
Status: Indicted

Diocese: Diocese of El Paso TX

From Mexico. Name also spelled Almageur and Alamaguer. Accused in a 4/2012 civil suit against the Dioceses of Las Cruces and El Paso, and Our Lady of Health parish in Las Cruces. One man alleged that “Santiago” abused him in 1978 at Holy Cross Retreat Center in Mesilla Park, NM, then at the retreat center for the El Paso diocese. The suit claims other known victims. Reportedly deceased. Included on the Las Cruces diocese’s list with full name 11/8/2018. Abuse reported to the diocese in 2012, alleged to have occurred 1975-1978. Noted to have worked in the diocese at Our Lady of Health in 1978. Assigned to St. Anthony Seminary in El Paso in 1975. On the El Paso diocese’s list 1/31/2019. On the Santa Barbara Province Franciscans list 5/31/2019. Noted to have returned to his Mexico Province in 1979 and left the Franciscans.

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