Fr. Richard Martini – Archdiocese of Los Angeles

| Sep 20, 2020 | Abuser Profiles, Catholic Church

Father Richard Martini

Archdiocese of Los Angeles

Ordained: 1980

Assignment History:

  • 1981-1984: St. Dorothy (Glendora, CA)
  • 1985-1987: St. Clement (Santa Monica, CA)
  • 1988: San Buenaventura Mission (Ventura, CA)
  • 1989-1994: Seminary of Our Lady Queen of Angels (San Fernando, CA)
  • 1995-2002: Corpus Christi (Pacific Palisades, CA)
  • 2003-2004: Transfiguration (Los Angeles, CA)
  • 2005-2008: Unknown
  • 2009-2010: Transfiguration (Los Angeles, CA)
  • 2011-2014: Our Lady of Perpetual Help (Santa Clarita, CA)
  • 2015-Present: St. Joseph (Carpinteria, CA)

Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations Against Father Richard Martini:

Fr. Richard Martini was ordained a priest in 1980 who served in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. According to media reports, he was accused of sexually abusing a boy from 1990-1991 while he was at Our Lady Queen of Angels Seminary in San Fernando. The Archdiocese of Los Angeles claims that after their investigation, the allegations were unfounded.

In 2003, a civil lawsuit was filed, and the Archdiocese settled it in 2006 as part of a large settlement with 22 priests. After the alleged abuse, Fr. Martini was transferred to a new assignment, and the parishioners were never told of the past allegations. In 2018, Fr. Martini was named in yet another civil lawsuit of sexual abuse. He is still an active parish priest at St. Joseph in Carpinteria, CA. Fr. Martini was included in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles’ list of priests accused of sexual misconduct involving minors.

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