Fr. Lucas A. Galvan

Order: CR
Ordained: 1980
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Diocese of Pueblo CO

Full name Lucas Antonia Galvan Valdez. Pleaded guilty in 1989 to sexually fondling an 11-year-old girl; sentenced to 1- or 2- year suspended jail sentence and deferred adjudication. Sent to Via Coeli in NM for treatment. Charges then dismissed. Girl settled a lawsuit against the Pueblo diocese for more than $90K. Reportedly through the international Theatine Fathers, Galvan was able to move to Buenos Aires, Argentina in 1992 before finding sanctuary in Mexico City. He moved to the Archdiocese of Mexico City in 1997 where the bishop was aware of his conviction. Still active there until removed from ministry in Mexico City 4/22/2010, after a Mexican magazine publicized the case. Apparently allowed to work in other Mexico dioceses. On the Las Cruces diocese’s list 6/24/2019, where he worked in 1991.

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