Fr. Jaime Marin-Cardona

Ordained: 2010
Status: Guilty plea

Diocese: Diocese of Bridgeport CT

From Colombia. In 12/19 the diocese announced credible allegations against Marin-Cardona involving a minor. In 9/19 parents of the child expressed concern to the diocese. Marin-Cardona was was placed on leave and sent to an “adult facility.” Charged in 1/20 with child sexual abuse. The abuse occurred in 2014 and 2016 while Marin-Cardona was assigned to Our Lady of Guadalupe in Danbury, involving two boys. Marin-Cordona admitted to touching one of the boys on his groin multiple times over four years; his victim said the abuse started when he was age 12. The priest also admitted to touching the buttocks of the other boy. Pleaded not guilty in 2/20. Allegations substantiated by DCF. On diocese’s list 1/22/20. Pleaded guilty to revised charges. Sentenced in 10/22 to ten years in jail, suspended after one year, and five years probation.


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