Father Frank Sierra
Diocese of San Diego
Assigned as Follows:
- 1970-1974: St. Joseph (Upland, CA)
- 1974-1975: Our Lady of Soledad (Coachella, CA)
- 1975-1979: St. John (Encinitas, CA)
- 1979-1988: Our Lady of Perpetual Help (Brawley, CA)
- 1988: Retired
Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations against Father Frank Sierra:
Father Frank Sierra was ordained a priest in 1946, and taught at a high school in Buenos Aires in 1951. He worked for several dioceses throughout his career, including New Mexico and the Diocese of San Diego. He retired in 1988. According to media reports, in 1994 he was accused of child sexual abuse for the first time. He was named in a civil suit that alleged the he abused girls in Santa Cruz, New Mexico. The case was settled in court.
Father Sierra was removed from ministry in 2002. He has since been named in several civil lawsuits. In 2010, as part of a settlement with survivors of clergy sexual abuse, the Diocese of San Diego released his personnel file.
His name has been included on multiple dioceses lists of clergy credibly accused of child sexual abuse including Santa Fe, Las Cruces, El Paso and San Diego.
His current whereabouts are unknown.
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