Fr. Javier Ortiz Dietz

Ordained: 1978
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Archdiocese of San Antonio TX

First accused in 1992. Removed, sent to treatment. Indicted in 1993 for abusing three altar boys over a two-year period. Convicted in 1994. Sentenced to three 20-year jail sentences (to run concurrently). At least ten civil suits were filed, four in 1993 and six in 1994. One victim died by suicide. Settlement for $4M with seven victims 6/98. A 1974 report from his Mexican college to the archdiocese warned that Ortiz Dietz suffered from “marked sexual conflict”, paranoia and delusions. Laicized in 2005. Released in 2014, deported to Mexico. On the archdiocese’s list 1/31/19. It notes 16 allegations.


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