Settlement reached for boy sexually abused by former priest

Settlement reached for boy sexually abused by former priest
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POSTED: Thursday, July 11, 2013 - 4:11pm

UPDATED: Monday, July 15, 2013 - 8:04am

A settlement was reached Thursday for a suit filed by a former parishioner who claims he was sexually abused by a former priest of the El Paso Diocese.

The settlement was between the New Orleans Province of the Jesuit Order and the El Paso Diocese.

The boy who filed the suit was between 8 to 12 years old when he was sexually abused by Father Alphonso Madrid, S.J.

Madrid was assigned to the Sacred Heart Church in south El Paso.

He worked there from 1970 to 1982.

Prior to that Madrid worked at Our Lady of Guadalupe in the Archdiocese of San Antonio from 1966- 1970.

While at Our Lady of Guadalupe, Madrid allegedly "kissed and petted" a nine year old child.

Madrid died in 1982.  

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It takes a lot of courage to come forward and take action to expose the truth about being sexually abused. So let's hope that anyone who may have knowledge or may have been harmed by Fr Alphonso Madrid, will find the courage and strength to speak up and contact police, no matter how long ago it happened.
Keep in mind your silence only hurts, and by speaking up there is a chance for healing, exposing the truth, and therefore protecting others.

Judy Jones, SNAP Midwest Associate Director

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