Catholic church youth group volunteer arrested, charged with having sex with teen boy

Posted: November 24, 2010 in Uncategorized
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The volunteer coordinator of Egde, the youth ministry group at Santa Maria de la Paz Catholic Community in Santa Fe, was arrested Tuesday night for criminal sexual penetration of a teenage boy.

There are allegations of him trying to get teenage boys drunk, watching pornographic movies with them and offering them money and cellular telephones in exchange for sexual acts.

Credit Father Adam Lee Ortega y Ortiz and the Archdiocese of Santa Fe  for talking with me about this today when I found out. Openness on this is not what the Catholic church has always been known for, but they aren’t shying away from this. Martinez did go through all the background checks and has no criminal record of note prior to these allegations. They could have no commented this when i started digging this morning, but did not.

Check Thursday’s New Mexican for more on the story I’m working on about this.

  1. David says:

    The Church has been very forthcoming when these issues arise, remember the organist, and the priest who went to California to see the girl he abused.

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