Catholic Priest

Willebaldo Castro


Willedbaldo Castro was born and ordained in Mexico.   He was accused of abusing four victims between 1973-1978.   In 1969, before joining the Los Angeles Archdiocese, the Bishop of Tlalnepantla, Mexico, wrote a letter informing the Chancellor that Castro was suspended from administering the sacraments.  Despite that warning, in 1972, Castro was assigned to St. Alphonsus Church in Los Angeles.

In 1975, there was a report of Castro molesting a 16-year-old boy. returned to Mexico in 1980.  In 1977, a young boy began seeing Castro for counseling at at St. Mary’s Church of the Assumption in Santa Mariabegan.  According to a civil lawsuit, Castro took advantage of the student’s vulnerability and began introducing sex education into the counseling sessions.  Castro then began assaulting that victim on the grounds of the parish. Castro was the subject of three lawsuits pertaining to sexual assualts that occurred at St. Mary’s in Santa Maria and St. Alphonsus in Los Angeles. In 1980, Castro returned to Mexico with the help of the Archdiocese.

Father Castro's Assignments

St. Alphonsus Catholic Church Los Angeles, California1973..1975
St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church Santa Maria, California1976..1980
San Antonio de PaduaLos Angeles, California1956
Our Lady of GuadalupeEl Monte, California1969
St. Alphonsus ChurchLos Angeles, California1972
St. Mary of the Assumption Church1976
Sacred Heart ChurchPomona, California1980