Fr. Alvaro Guichard

Ordained: 1969
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Miami FL

Accused in a 5/02 lawsuit of abuse of a teenage boy in the 1970s. Criminal charges not pursued due to the statute of limitations. Reinstated as pastor after 15 months on leave. Archdiocese could not prove allegations. Another civil suit was filed in 11/03; Guichard was again placed on leave. Named in at least four suits. In 9/06 Guichard filed suits against his accuser and the family of a deceased accuser. He filed another suit in 10/06. Five plaintiffs are known to have settled claims. Church trial held in 11/07.

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