Fr Gates Martin – Diocese of Phoenix

| Aug 6, 2019 | Catholic Church, Sex

Father Gates Martin

Diocese of Phoenix

Ordained: 1964

Died: 2000

Assigned as follows:

  • 1964 – 1965       St. Mary’s (Stockton, CA)
  • 1965 – 1966       St. Anthony’s (Santa Barbara, CA)
  • 1966 – 1971       Sacred Heart (Phoenix, AZ)
  • 1971 – 1999       Casa Franciscana (Guaymas, MEXICO)

Summary of Abuse Allegations against Father Gates Martin:

According to media reports, Father Gates Martin was named publicly as accused by the Santa Barbara Franciscans on its list published in May 2019. It noted allegations of the sexual abuse of minors from 1970-1979. The abuse occurred while he served at Sacred Heart, in Phoenix. It was reported in 1993 and 1995.

Father Gates was living in Mexico until his death in 2000.

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