Fr. Francisco Montero

Ordained: 1996
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of St. Paul & Minneapolis, MN

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.

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