Fr. Fernando Gonzalez Ortega

Ordained: 1995
Status: Indicted

Diocese: Diocese of Brownsville TX

Assigned to St. Luke’s in Brownsville when removed from active ministry 2/3/2024 after the Diocese received a report from a young adult that they were abused as a minor by Gonzalez. Arrested 2/12/2024, charged with trafficking and child sexual abuse. Indicted on new charges 5/8/2024. Allegedly sexually abused the child 12/27-2012 through 12/26/2014, as well as three times in 2017 and on 9/15/2022.

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