(Also see the Chilean database in Spanish.) This database collates information from media coverage and court filings, which exist only because of the courage of survivors and the diligence of journalists. Exseminarista denunci abusos a la congregacin Marista hace 35 aos, by Claudio Pizarro and Jonás Romero, The Clinic, El escándalo de pederastia de los Maristas se reproduce en Chile, by Guillem Sánchez, El Periódico, Los Maristas de Chile admiten que silenciaron abusos sexuales a menores, by Guillem Sánchez, El Periódico, Vicar general of the Copiapó diocese in 2004 when accused of raping a Catholic school student.
The database is entirely dependent on their work and a tribute to it. The National Sevice for Minors (Sename) asked the Justice of the Third Region to investigate.
This list, then, is a fraction of the total number of accused clerics who would be known if Chile's church leaders were required to report to law enforcement, if its legal system allowed victims more time to bring criminal and civil charges, or if dioceses and religious orders were investigated by prosecutors or state commissions. Julio Raúl Inostroza Caro Brother Luis Izquierdo, SM Rev. One girl said she had revealed Aguirre's crimes to other priests during confession and was told merely to pray about it.
In Australia, which has half as many Catholics as Chile and a comparable number of active priests and brothers (around 5,000), a recently concluded government inquiry counted child sex abuse allegations against more than 1,100 male clergy. Her confessors included Archbishop Cox, who was suspected at the time of sexual abuse.
A year later, civil authorities told Aguinaldo that he would have to leave Chile upon completion of his sentence in 2017.
Rimsky Mario Alfonso Rojas Andrade, SDB Deacon Eduardo Rojas Gonzáles Rev. [See the court's ruling.] The family of one of the victims filed a civil suit in September 2012 for 700 million pesos against the school.
A church investigation had uncovered 20 victims of Precht, ranging from age 15 to 35. The Church was guilty of failing to act with care to prevent future crimes, the judge said.
The Provincial Superior of the Society of the Divine Word immediately announced the Society’s “full support” of another trial for Aguinaldo, so that he could “demonstrate his complete innocence.” In February 2012, the Supreme Court upheld the priest's conviction and sentence, rejecting a mistrial motion by the defense.
Plácido Soto Quiroz Unnamed Marist Brothers Unnamed Priests Rev. Aguinaldo was sentenced January 2012 to a 4-year, 200-day probation rather than the eight years in prison requested by the prosecutor.
Bishop presents this profile of child sex abuse in the Chilean church in the hopes of facilitating more disclosure and more accountability. He disclosed the abuse in 1981 to Marist brother Mariano Varona, who stated in a 2018 interview that he informed his provincial at the time. There had been rumors of Alegría's proclivities with boys; in 1977 two students had found a polaroid of Alegría masturbating with a boy in a tent during a camping trip.
This is our second database of accused clergy in Latin America (see our Argentina database); we eventually will produce accused priest databases for all countries with significant Catholic populations. Jose Andres Aguirre Ovalle Brother Armando Alegría, SM Rev. Alegria's most recent assignment was in computer services at the Marists' general house in Rome, 2011-2017.