Fr. Ramon Marrufo – Diocese of San Diego

| Jun 9, 2021 | Abuser Profiles, Catholic Church

Father Ramon Marrufo

Diocese of San Diego

Ramon Marrufo Horowitz Law


Ordained: 1976

Assignment History:

  •  2010-2019: St. Peter the Apostle Catholic Parish and School (Fallbrook, CA)

Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations Against Father Ramon Marrufo:

Fr. Ramon Marrufo was ordained a priest in 1976 and served in multiple parishes in the Diocese of San Diego. He worked in churches in the following cities in California:  San Diego, Oceanside, Chula Vista, Vista, Fallbrook, and Escondido.  According to media reports, in June 2021, he was named in a lawsuit filed by a man alleging that Fr. Marrufo repeatedly sexually abused him over the course of several years, starting in the 1970s when he was a young boy. The abuse started when he was in second grade in Rialto, California. The Diocese of San Diego, along with the Diocese of San Bernardino and two San Bernardino County schools, are listed as defendants in the lawsuit.

In 2019, a separate abuse allegation was made against Marrufo in which the Diocese reached a settlement made through its Independent Compensation Program. Marrufo was last assigned to St. Peter the Apostle Catholic Parish and School in Fallbrook, California. Ramon Marrufo died in November 2023.

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