Catholic Priest

Peter E. Garcia

Ordained: 1966

Peter E. Garcia has been accused of sexual abuse of at least 12 children over a twenty year period from 1961-1983.  Garcia’s personnel files show that the diocese knew of allegations of abuse by at least 1988.   The personnel files also reveal that Garcia often targeted boys who were illegal immigrants — threatening to have them deported if they told anyone of the abuse.  Garcia was placed on leave from 1984 to 2006.  He was laicized in 2006 and died in 2009.

Father Garcia's Assignments

St. Cecilia's Church Los Angeles, California1966
Santa Isabel ChurchLos Angeles, California1970
Our Lady of Guadalupe SanctuaryLos Angeles, California1971
Spanish Speaking Apostolate1973
St. Stephen's ChurchPasadena (Monterey Park), California1973
St. Polycarp's ChurchStanton, California1975
Holy FamilyGlendale, California1976
St Eugene ChurchLos Angeles, California1978
St. AnthonySan Gabriel, California1980
St. Alphonsus Church Los Angeles, California1980
St. MarcellinusLos Angeles, California1980
Director of Spanish Speaking Apostolate1980
Saint Marcellinus ParishLos Angeles, California1984
Placed on sick-leave of absence1984
San Miguel ParishScorro, New Mexico1985
Our Lady of Belen ChurchBelen, New Mexico1987