Fr. Peter E. Garcia

Ordained: 1966
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Los Angeles CA

On leave 1984-2006. Laicized 1/3/06. Died 7/29/09. Archdiocese knew of past abuse by at least 1988. Sued in 2003. Accused of abusing at least 12 minors 1961-83. At least one claim settled as part of 2007 $660M settlement with 508 plaintiffs. Personnel files released 1/13 reveal that Garcia often targeted boys who were illegal immigrants, He would threaten to have them deported if they told. He admitted abusing boys from ordination. Received treatment in NM in the mid-1980s; also worked there.


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