Fr. Ernesto Garcia-Rubio

Ordained: 1963
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Miami FL

Worked a year in Miami; moved to Cuba; expelled in 1969 for “serious difficulties of a moral nature (homosexuality).” Miami took him back. Accused in 1988 of sexually abusing four Nicaraguan and Salvadoran refugee boys 1983-88. Evaluated at St. Luke’s 1988; sent on sabbatical to Colombia; assigned in Honduras. Miami removed faculties in 1989; defrocked in 1999. Per the FL A.G. report 11/6/20, Garcia-Rubio was known to befriend and offer help to teenage boys, mostly immigrants, withholding help if they would not provide him with sexual favors. A fifth man sued in 2004, alleging rape in 1984 when he was a refugee, age 13. Some claims settled in 9/04. New documents revealed in 3/10. New suits filed in 6/10 and 2/13. At least 11 known victims. Deceased.

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