Fr. Luis Jesus Barajas Arias

Order: OSST
Ordained: 1982
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Harrisburg PA

From Colombia. Assigned to the Harrisburg diocese to assist with the Spanish-speaking population in York and Lebanon. Named as accused by the diocese on its list 8/1/18. Included in the 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report. Personnel file shows that in 1989 there were concerns about past allegations against him of child sexual abuse. The diocese gave Barajas money to return to Colombia in 11/89.

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