From Mexico. Rejected by multiple seminaries, ordained by his uncle. Founder of the Legionaries of Christ in 1941. Called the "most brilliant fundraiser in the modern church." By 1997 the Legion had seminarians - as young as age 10 - in 18 countries. Maciel sexually abused young boys throughout his career and fathered at least three children with two women. Nine men came forward publicly in 1997 to allege abuse as young boys when they were seminarians. Maciel was suspended from Legion leadership by Pope Pius XII in 1956 reportedly due to accusations of drug abuse and abuse of boys in Mexico. Reinstated in 1958. Pope John Paul II ignored reports of his abuse and, in fact, celebrated Maciel. Removed by Pope Benedict XVI in 2006, given life of prayer and penitence in Jacksonville FL. Died 1/30/08, age 87.
Accused in a federal lawsuit filed in 4/21 of sexually abusing a girl, age 13, in the 1990s while she was a student at the Legionaries Immaculate Conception Academy in Rhode Island. Per the suit, the girl was abused during confession.
Chaplain at a Catholic high school in Sarasota (Diocese of Venice) when charged in early 1997 with internet solicitation of a 13-year-old boy, who was actually an undercover policeman. Pleaded no contest to charges. Sentenced to two years house arrest and two years probation. Admitted abuse in prior assignments in Mexico. Also worked in Spain and Rome, Italy.
Accused in a lawsuit filed in 4/21 of sexually abusing a boy in the 1990s at Immaculate Conception Apostolic School in Center Harbor NH. Working in Atlanta when transferred in 2019 to an assignment in Jerusalem.
From Spain. Full name Oscar Juan Turrión Pablos. Accused in a lawsuit filed in 4/21 of sexually abusing a boy in the early 1990s at Immaculate Conception Apostolic School in Center Harbor. A boy reported to school authorities in the early 1990s that Torrion had abused him. Turrion was then a seminarian; he was allowed to progress toward ordination. Per the order in 2021, Turrion was assigned to work with adults outside of the U.S. Worked 2007-14 at Pontifical International College Maria Mater Ecclesiae in Rome. He left the priesthood in 2017 after fathering two children.