Father John Martin
Diocese of Pueblo
Assigned as follows:
- 1953-1959: St. Mary’s (Walsenburg, CO)
- 1960-1961: St. Patrick’s (Telluride, CO)
- 1962-1964: Sacred Heart (Paonia, CO)
- 1965-1966: Sacred Heart (Avondale, CO)
- 1967-1970: St. Anthony of Padua (Pueblo, CO)
- 1971-1973: St. Pius X (Pueblo, CO)
- 1974: St. Dismas Chapel (Canon City, CO)
Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations against Father John Martin:
Father John Martin served in multiple parishes in the Diocese of Pueblo. According to media reports, a civil suit filed against the Diocese of Pueblo in 2009 alleged that Father John Martin and another priest, Fr. Andrew Burke, sexually assaulted the victim on multiple occasions in 1971 when he worked as a janitor at St. Pius X Parish.
The victim stated that Martin and Burke sexually assaulted him in the rectory basement on more than a dozen occasions over two years. Many assaults against the victim occurred before his 18th birthday, the complaint alleges.
Martin died in 1974.
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