Fr. Cristobal Garcia

Order: OP
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of Los Angeles CA

Arrived in Los Angeles in 1983 and left in 11/85. Sued in 1988 for abuse of two boys between 1983-86. Accused of abuse and boundary violations. Suspended by his order in 1985 and later expelled. Fled to the Philippines. Became part of the Archdiocese of Cebu. A second allegation in a civil suit in 2003. Removed without privileges in 6/12 by Cebu Archbishop on CA allegations. Also linked to ivory smuggling. Personnel files were to be released in Fall 2012. Included in 10/21 on the Dominicans Holy Name Province list. Laicized in 2017. Died in 2021.

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