Fr. William Martinez

Ordained: 1980
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Denver CO

Named publicly as accused in the CO A.G. report 10/22/19. Admitted in 1993 to sexually abusing a 17-year-old boy 12/80-1/81, while assigned to Holy Apostles in Colorado Springs (prior to establishment of the CO Springs diocese). Martinez was in charge of the parish youth group and the boy was a member. Placed on leave, faculties removed. Sent to treatment. Resigned from ministry 1996. Victim sued; settled in 9/95. Allegedly abused another teenage boy in 1985 or ’86, while assigned to Annunciation Parish in Leadville. Reported to the diocese within several years; no action by the CO Springs diocese, per the A.G. Voluntarily laicized in 2006.

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