Fr. Francisco Montero
From Ecuador. Began working in archdiocese in 2001 and supposedly was living with vicar general, Kevin McDonough, in St. Paul. Instead he was living with a woman. In 2007 he fled to Ecuador after a woman complained to the church and then to police that he had molested her 4-year-old daughter. Church said Bishop in Ecuador had recalled him. Civil suit was filed in 9/08. Also known as Francisco “Fredy” Montero Monar. St. Paul-Minneapolis archdiocese warned the Guaranda diocese, and Vatican was told of Montero’s past. In 2015 found to be active priest in remote parishes and with youth in the Guaranda diocese.
- Pioneer Press 09.10.08
- Associated Press 09.10.08
- Star Tribune 09.10.08
- SNAP Press Release 09.10.08
- Star Tribune 09.12.08
- Chicago Tribune 03.11.12
- Archdiocese of St Paul & Minneapolis List of Priests Accused of Abuse of Minors, revised 02.17.14
- Minnesota Public Radio 02.17.14
- Minnesota Public Radio Database 02.19.14
- Minnesota Public Radio 07.21.14
- Global Post 09.17.15
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