Fr. Armand D. Garcia

Ordained: 2005
Status: Guilty plea

Diocese: Archdiocese of Philadelphia PA

Suspended 3/16/2018 after an allegation of the sexual abuse of a minor 2014-2017, while assigned to Immaculate Heart of Mary in Roxborough. Had been assigned to the parish in 2011, after a year of personal leave. Pastor of St. Martin of Tours in Summerdale since 11/2017.  Member of the National Association of Filipino Priests. Arrested 3/4/2019, charged with rape of a teenage girl, sex abuse, corruption of a minor, and recording a sex act. May have also plied the girl with alcohol and marijuana. Pleaded guilty in 10/2023 to corruption of a minor and unlawful contact with a minor. The rape charge was dismissed in a plea agreement. Sentencing scheduled for 1/2024.

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