Fr. John F. Martin
Diocese: Diocese of Pueblo CO
In 2006 a man reported to the diocese that Martin and another priest, Andrew Burke, sexually assaulted him on multiple occasions in the early 1970s, when the man worked as a janitor at St. Pius X Parish. Some of the abuse allegedly occurred prior to his 18th birthday. Martin died in1974. Martin’s accuser filed suit in 10/09. Settled. Included in the CO A.G.’s Special Masters Report in 2019. The report noted that there was no indication in Martin’s file that the diocese investigated after the man came forward in 2006, nor that officials reported it to law enforcement.
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