Fr. Saul Madrid

Ordained: 1985
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Phoenix AZ

From Mexico. A man filed suit in 6/03 alleging that Madrid drugged and sexually assaulted him in 1987 when he was a minor. Suit says officials of the archdiocese used spiritual arguments and victim’s devout faith to keep him from filing a lawsuit or reporting the abuse when it occurred. Madrid was sent for treatment to Paraclete center in 1988, then reassigned. Resigned in 2002. Civil suit settled 2005.


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