Fr. Carmelo Melchior Baltazar

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Ordained: 1960
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Diocese of Boise ID

Extern priest from the Philippines’ Diocese of Malolos. Abused boys over a 20-year period while assigned in the Phillippines, the Diocese of Cleveland, US Navy, Diocese of Boise, and Diocese of San Diego. Named in several civil suits. Convicted in 1984; sentenced to seven years. Released to treatment after three years. A 2003 civil suit in San Diego said that plaintiff lived with Baltazar and traveled with him for five years during military assignments. Always introduced as his nephew. Deceased. Included in 3/7 on the Diocese of San Diego’s list of credibly accused. On Santa Rosa diocese’s list 1/12/19, where he was a hospital chaplain 1981-82. On Reno diocese’s lit 4/5/19; worked there in 1980. On Las Vegas diocese’s list 4/12/19. On Boise diocese’s list in 10/19; incidents in the late 1970s and 1985 while assigned to St. Alphonsus Hospital, reported in 1985.

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