Fr. Cristobal de Jesus Puertas
Diocese: Archdiocese of Miami FL
A civil suit filed in 2010 claimed abuse by Puertas of a boy. The archdiocese reported in 2012 that there was a settlement involving Puertas, who was no longer a priest in the Archdiocese. His alleged victim said that Fr. Rolando Garcia knew about the abuse at the time and paid him to keep it quiet.
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