Fr. Jesus Garcia Hernando

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Ordained: 1984
Status: Indicted

Diocese: Diocese of Corpus Christi TX

Monsignor. Ordained in Burgos, Spain. Incardinated 12/17/83 into the Corpus Christi diocese. Excardinated 2/11/00. Removed from ministry 7/15/11. Accused of drugging and raping four boys and a man 1991-94. Bishop was informed in 1993; no action. Garcia Hernando fled to Spain (with permission of and help from diocese) before the criminal investigation was completed. Civil suit filed 2/20/95. Criminal charges 6/95. Voluntarily returned to TX in 12/96. Arrested. Criminal trial set for 7/97; charges dismissed because prosecutor could not substantiate story and due to SOL. On diocese’s list 1/31/19. Garcia Hernando filed suit against the diocese and bishop in 6/19 claiming they made a “false” statement that he was “credibly accused.” Remained a priest in Spain.

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