El Paso Catholic Diocese reaches settlement in sex abuse case

Friday, July 12, 2013 - 8:24pm

The El Paso Catholic Diocese has reached a settlement in a sex abuse case involving a former priest. The suit was filed in 2011 by a former student and parishoner who attended Sacred Heart Church. The victim says he was between eight and twelve years old when he was sexually abused by Father Alphonso Madrid.

Father Madrid worked at Sacred Heart from 1970 to 1982. Before that, he was assigned to a church in San Antonio where he was accused of kissing and petting a nine year old. Madrid died in 1982. Details of the settlement were not released.


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