El Paso Diocese to Pay $1.6 Million in Sex Abuse Lawsuit against Ex-Principal
By Diana Washington Valdez
El Paso Times
January 20, 2012
The El Paso Catholic Diocese will pay $1.6 million as part of a legal settlement involving allegations of sexual impropriety against former Cathedral High School Principal Samuel Martinez, according to an announcement today by the T.O. Gilstrap law firm.
The lawsuit alleged that Martinez abused numerous boys, including the two plaintiffs who brought the suit, during his tenure at the school. Martinez served as the principal between 1976 and 1985.