Fr. Julian Sanz

Ordained: 1977
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Diocese of Tucson AZ

From Spain. Founded an orphanage in Mexico, near Yuma. Arrived in the Tucson diocese in 1980. Incardinated in 1994. Placed on leave in 10/2002 after a boy, age 15, said he had been molested in 8/2002. Another victim came forward later to say he was molested at age 11 during confession in 1982. Sanz was arrested in 2/2003 on two counts of sexual abuse of a child. Pleaded no contest. Sentenced in 10/2003 to five years in prison. A civil suit was filed in 1/2004 by the victim in criminal charges. Included on the Diocese’s list of credibly accused. Removed from the priesthood in 2010.

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