Fr. Luis A. Bonilla Margarito

Ordained: 2000
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Allentown PA

In a lawsuit filed in 8/10, parents of a 19-year-old girl alleged that Bonilla (high school chaplain) started a ‘relationship’ with her when she was a 17- or 18- year-old senior in 2008-09. The ‘relationship’ continued after the parents complained. He was removed from his parish in 11/09; sent to treatment. ‘Relationship’ continued while he was in treatment. The girl gave birth to his daughter in 7/10. He left therapy at some point and was living with the girl and baby. Diocese asked that he be laicized. Judge ruled case could proceed in 1/11.

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