Catholic Priest

Matteo (Mateo) Guerrero

Ordained: <1970

Matteo (Mateo) Guerrero is one of several priests assigned to Santa Barbara who were named as abusers in a civil lawsuit filed in 2008 which alleged that the Franciscan Order constituted “an ongoing public nuisance as a result of their practice of shuttling pedophile priests among communities without warning members of the public that a sexual predator might be in their midst.”  The sexual abuse committed by Guerreo allegedly took place in the 1970s, 1990s, and 2000s.