Lawsuit Alleges El Paso Diocese Did Not Protect Alleged Sexual Abused Victim
By Jamel Valencia
June 18, 2018
A victim who alleges abuse by a priest is suing the El Paso Diocese.
The lawsuit alleges the Rev. Joaquin Resma sexually abused an altar boy in 1978 at Our Lady of Health Parish in Las Cruces.
Documents state that at the time of the alleged incident, El Paso Diocese was in charge of the parishes in southern New Mexico, including Our Lady of Health Parish.
Attorneys for the victim claims the El Paso Diocese failed to protect their client.
Resma is accused of sexually abusing the victim on multiple occasions.