Fr. Samuel Orellana Mendoza

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Ordained: 1968
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Los Angeles CA

Ordained in El Salvador. Working in L.A. in 1981; incardinated 1987. Sued 2003. Accused of abuse of one girl in 1987. Named in archdiocesan report. Archdiocese investigated and found no grounds to remove. At least one claim included in 12/06 $60M settlement involving 22 priests, which covers all of the cases involving molestations that occurred since Mahony was named head of the diocese in 1985.


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