Fr. Gustavo Barrera

Ordained: 1979
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Brownsville TX

Monsignor. Removed from ministry in 3/2024 due to allegations of sexual misconduct with a minor occurring 35 years prior. Resigned and retired from Our Lady of Sorrows in McAllen. The Diocesan Review Board was investigating. Barrera’s attorneys denied the allegation and alleged slander. On 4/4/2024 the Cameron County District Attorney’s Office received an allegation by another person that Barrera had engaged in sexual misconduct with a minor. The Office opened an investigation.

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