Fr. David Espitia

Ordained: 1994
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of San Angelo TX

Espitia spent several years as a Brigittine monk before attending St. Mary’s seminary. Ordained for the San Angelo diocese. In early 6/03 Espitia told Bishop Pfeifer that someone was accusing him of sexually abusing a minor. Espitia denied the abuse but said he would step aside temporarily. On 6/13/03 he was found hanged in the rectory. Police investigation of suicide found child pornography on his computer. His accuser filed a civil suit in 12/09, claiming Espitia abused him over eight years, until 2002. Settled at mediation in 11/11. On the diocese’s list 2/13/19.

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