Fr. Carlos Rene Rodriguez

Order: CM
Ordained: 1986
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Archdiocese of Los Angeles CA

First abuse report in 1987. Placed on leave in 1993. Convicted 2004 of abuse of 2 teen boys 1988-93. Sentenced to 8 years’ prison. Accused of abuse prior to 1994 in civil litigation. Laicized 1993 (or 1998 per L.A. Archdiocese). Included in 12/06 $60M settlement involving 22 priests, which covered all of the cases i that occurred since Mahony was named head of the diocese in 1985. Laicized in 5/98. Released from prison 1/08. Personnel file released 1/13. Order file released 9/9/13. Found in 10/16 ministering at an L.A. church not affiliated with the archdiocese, using the name Carlos Ramirez. Removed after publicity. Lawsuit filed 10/18 by 2 brothers alleging abuse in the 1990s in Riverside, when they were ages 12 and 7. Settled in 10/21. Warning in 6/19 from archdiocese that Rodriguez was reported to be saying mass in homes, that he is not a priest and is convicted abuser. On Vincentians’ list in 2020.

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