Fr. Juan Guillen

Ordained: 1974
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Diocese of Tucson AZ

Pled guilty in 2003 to abuse of three boys. Received 10-year sentence & lifetime probation. Seven plaintiffs filed four civil suits by 2004. Some abuse alleged to have occurred in Monterey CA diocese. Some claims included in 2005/2006 settlement in AZ. Trial of one suit filed in CA was set for 6/09. Suit alleged abuse of one youth for years by Guillen and Velez, beginning in 1988 when boy was age eight. Settled 5/09 for $1.2M. Removed from priesthood 2005. Released from prison 10/11 and broke probation. On Monterey diocese’s list 1/2/19. It notes report to diocese in 2003 of abuse in 1992.

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