Fr. Erasto Guzman-Chavez

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Ordained: 1979
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Portland OR

Visiting priest from the Diocese of Huajuapan de Leon, Oaxaca, Mexico. Began working in Portland in 1993. Accused in 5/97 of molesting several pre-teen and teenage girls. Despite knowing of the allegations, the Archdiocese wrote to the Immigration Service asking that he be granted permanent residence status. He was restricted from contact with women but was allowed to continue his Spanish-language ministry.


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