Fr. Fernando Noe Guzman

Ordained: 1979
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston TX

From Morelia, Mexico. Extern priest in Galveston-Houston. Guzman molested a 13-year-old girl in her grandfather’s house in 1984. Caught by social worker who reported abuse to Bishop. Transferred to another parish where he started an “affair” with a married woman. Removed from ministry in 1987. Civil suit filed 1990 by woman he seduced and made pregnant. Jury denied her claims but Guzman testimony in this case resulted in criminal charges and conviction in 1990 in the case involving the 13-year-old girl. Sentenced to 10 years in jail. Served 90 day shock probation and released. May be dead as of 10/06.

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