Fr. Armando Martinez

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Order: sP
Ordained: 1961
Status: Accused

Died: 05/4/1997
Diocese: Archdiocese of Santa Fe NM

Sent to Servants of the Paraclete for treatment in 1988. Removed from ministry in 1993 after an allegation that he sexually abused a minor in 1992. Retired in 1994 after he was accused of sexual misconduct with a boy 20 years prior. Civil suit filed. In 5/1997 Martinez was found murdered on the road to the Paraclete retreat. Police arrested a man who claimed Martinez fondled him after they had both been drinking. The man was later sentenced to 50 years in prison for the murder. A lawsuit filed in 8/2015 alleged rape by Martinez over 2-year period of an altar boy at Sacred Heart in Española, NM in the late 1980s. Included on the Santa Fe archdiocese’s 9/12/2017 list of accused.

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