Catholic Priest

Ruben Idalio Garcia


According to a list released by the Diocese of San Bernardino in October of 2018, Ruben Garcia had already been credibly accused of child sexual abuse in Idaho when he arrived to work in California in 1986. Garcia had also been sent to the Servants of the Paraclete treatment center in Jemez Springs, NM, in the early 1980s. After a yearlong stint at Our Lady of Guadalupe in Chino, CA, Garcia left the Diocese of San Bernardino in 1987. In 1990, Diocese of Boise Bishop Tod D. Brown recommended Garcia for incardination in the Diocese of Tijuana in Mexico. In 1994, a plaintiff filed suit alleging that Garcia molested him in Las Vegas, NM, while the priest was working there but was still incardinated in the Diocese of Boise. Allegations of child sexual abuse against Garcia were not reported to the police until 2006. According to the 2018 list released by the Diocese of San Bernardino, Garcia is now deceased.