Fr. Juan Guillen

Ordained: 1974
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Diocese of Tucson AZ

Pleaded guilty in 2003 to abuse of three boys. Received a 10-year sentence and lifetime probation. Seven plaintiffs filed four civil suits by 2004. Some abuse alleged to have occurred in Monterey CA diocese. Some claims were included in a 2005/2006 settlement in AZ. Trial of one suit filed in CA was set for 6/2009. Suit alleged abuse of a boy for years by Guillen and Velez, beginning in 1988 when the boy was age eight. The abuse occurred in Yuma Coutny AX, Salinas County CA and in Mexico. Settled in 5/2009 for $1.2M. Removed from the priesthood in 2005. Released from prison in 10/2011 and broke probation. Believed to have fled to Mexico. On the Yuma County AZ most wanted list. On the  Monterey diocese’s list 1/2/2019. It notes a report to the diocese in 2003 of abuse in 1992.

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