Fr. Fernando Villalobos

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Order: OFM
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Stockton CA

A 2/03 civil RICO suit alleged that Villalobos abused a boy, ages 12-15, in 1980-83, while at at St. Mary’s in Stockton, and that then-Bishop Mahony and other diocese officials covered it up. Another suit filed 11/03 alleged abuse at the same parish. Shortly before died 12/31/85, Villalobos also allegedly attempted to abuse the plaintiff’s brother. [Note: this may be two suits by same plaintiff.] Name included on list of claimed abusers attached to Stockton diocese’s 5/9/14 filing in bankruptcy court. On the Santa Barbara Province Franciscans list 5/31/19, noting allegations received 2004, 2014 and 2018 of abuse 1979-83. Suit filed in 12/19 claiming abuse of a boy, age 16, in 1979.

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