Fr. Martin Juarez

Ordained: 1981
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of Kansas City KS

Accused in a lawsuit filed in 8/2017 of sexually abusing an altar boy at St. Matthew’s in Topeka over a three-year period, beginning when the boy was age 9 in the early 1980s. Juarez’s accuser said the abuse occurred multiple times in various places, including the parish rectory, and it included fondling, oral and forced anal sex. Per the archdiocese, Juarez left priestly ministry there in 1994 and was laicized in 2005. On the archdiocese’s list 1/25/2019. It notes multiple allegations of abuse, occurring in the early- to mid-1980s.

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