Fr. Gerardo Beltran Rico

Ordained: 1982
Status: None

Diocese: Diocese of Sacramento CA

Warrant issued in 1992 for alleged abuse in 1991 of young girls in Sacramento. Fled to Mexico before warrant could be served ; became an active priest there. Reports in 2007 that Mexican villagers wanted him removed because of rumors about him and teen girls for many years. Another US accuser (male) came forward in 2/07. Suit filed in 3/07. Diocese sued accuser in 8/07. Rico was arrested in Mexico in 3/08; released in 8/08 before extradition. Another alleged victim came forward in 4/08. Laicization announced in 2008. More accusations surfaced. On the Sacramento diocese’s list 4/30/19, showing twelve female accusers and three male, all abused under age 14. New allegations in 2019 and 2020 that he sexually abused boys under age 18 and 14. Remains a fugitive in 10/21. 

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