Fr. Lorenzo Garcia

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Ordained: 1997
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Savannah GA

Named publicly as accused by the diocese on its list 11/8/2018. Included in the 3/24/2023 GA PAC Report. In 8/2004 a man in his early 20s reported that Garcia made sexual advances toward him. Report to diocesan officials in 9/2004 of ‘inappropriate behavior’ with a boy. Also, a 16-year-old Mexican boy was living in the rectory with Garcia. May have been sent to St. Luke’s Institute for treatment. Suspended in 8/2008 after an allegation in that he sexually abused an altar boy, age 10, 1998-1999. Laicized.

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