Fr. Louis J. Rios

Order: AA
Ordained: 1966
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of New York NY

Accused in 2/26/04 suit of forcing a 16-year-old girl to have intercourse and, when she got pregnant, offering her money from the NY parish collection and urging her to get an abortion. Rios knew the girl from catechism class, offered her GED tutoring, and then used a confidence about her violent father to begin the abuse and coerce her silence. Another priest promised to help her but didn’t. Rios also worked in the dioceses of Worcester MA, San Juan PR, and possibly Boston MA.

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