Memphis settlement: Dominican who abused teen had trail of abuse
Catholic World News - February 24, 2009
The Diocese of Memphis and an abuse victim reached an undisclosed settlement yesterday in the case of Father Juan Carlos Duran, a Bolivian Dominican priest who once headed the diocese’s Hispanic ministry. Expelled from the Franciscan Order because of homosexual abuse of a teenager, Father Duran entered the Dominicans. Although his actions while living with Dominicans near St. Louis University aroused suspicions, the Dominicans never informed the Diocese of Memphis.
In a deposition revealed last year, Father Alberto Rodriguez, head of the Dominican Southern Province, testified that he lied to the pope when he wrote in a letter that he subsequently sought other diocesan assignments for Father Duran.
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