Fr. Carlos B. Cocio

Ordained: 1981
Status: Sued

Died: 01/1/2021
Diocese: Diocese of Tucson AZ

Per a 6/2002 statement from the Diocese, Cocio was suspended form ministry in 1993 after allegations of sexual misconduct with an adult. Also in 1993, a parent made an allegation to the Diocese concerning child sexual abuse that had been reported to the sheriff in 1989. The sheriff decided not to prosecute, but a report was given to the Diocese at that time. Still on leave per the 2002 Catholic Directory. Accused in a federal lawsuit filed in 12/2020 against the Diocese of Tucson, the Archdiocese of Los Angeles and St. John’s Seminary in Camarillo CA of raping a teenage boy repeatedly over several days in 1980. The boy allegedly told his parish priests in Nogales and one of them, Msgr. Walter Rosensweig, laughed at him and later also abused him. Included on the diocese’s list of credibly accused. Laicized in 2012. In 4/2021 Cocio is reportedly deceased.

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