Fr. Robert H. Peguero

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Order: OFM
Ordained: 1975
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Los Angeles CA

Also known as Robert Peguero Hernandez. Accused in a 2014 lawsuit of sexually abusing two girls at Our Lady of Guadalupe in Santa Paula CA, where Peguero was assigned 1978-1992. The lawsuit alleges the Franciscans and Archdiocese conspired to hide Peguero in Mexico, where he was in ministry as of 2014 at Parroquia Santisima Trinidad, Huizquilco, Zapotlanejo, Jalisco, Archdiocese of Guadalajara. He denied the allegations. He was still at the parish in 2023. His name was included on the Santa Barbara Franciscan Province’s list 5/31/2019. It notes allegations reported in 1990 of the sexual abuse of minors 1987-1988 and that he left the Order in 1995. On the Oakland diocese’s list in 2019.

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