Fr. William Valverde
Diocese: Diocese of San Diego CA
Named in a 12/03 civil suit filed by two men who alleged that in the mid-1970s Valverde exposed them and others to “alcohol, drugs, cigarettes and deviant sex.” Included on list of priests with credible allegations released by the San Diego diocese 3/30/07. Also worked in the San Bernardino diocese. Assigned in as chaplain in 1977 to a psychiatric hospital in Patton, CA. Per a 1977 news article, in addition to parish assignments, Valverde helped organize community counseling centers in several towns and worked with “delinquent” youths. Left active priesthood in 1983. Through clerical errors, these two plaintiffs were NOT included in the 2007 San Diego settlement; their lawsuit still existed until settlement reached 4/08.
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