Fr. Edmundo Paredes

Ordained: 1985
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Dallas TX

Pastor of St. Cecila’s in Oak Cliff for 27 years. On Priest Personnel Board per 2009 Catholic Directory. Diocese announced in 8/18 that Paredes was being investigated after allegations in 2/18 that he had molested three teen boys over 10 years prior. Investigated in 2017 after allegations he stole from the parish; admitted to financial misconduct; suspended in 6/17. Fled at that time, possibly to his native Philippines. Arrest warrant in 1/19 after a fourth accuser surfaced. On diocese’s list 1/31/19. In 5/19 Dallas police raided diocesan headquarters and other church properties; the raid was related to the Paredes case, and four others.

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