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Fr. William Valverde, D.S.


Ordination: 1962

Notes: In 2003, two men filed a lawsuit alleging that Fr. William Valverde had exposed them and others to “alcohol, drugs, cigarettes and deviant sex” while they were minors at St. Ann in Needles, California. The Diocese of San Diego settled the lawsuit in 2008. According to the Diocese of San Diego, Fr. Valverde was sentenced to a life prayer and penance in 2010. Fr. Valverde was included in the Diocese of San Diego’s list of priests where the Diocese has received a credible allegation involving sexual abuse of a minor. His current whereabouts and whether he has access to children are unknown.


1963-1964 Mary Star of the Sea, Oceanside, CA

1965 Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Indio, CA

1966 St. Mary, El Centro, CA

1967 Our Lady of Guadalupe Shrine, Riverside, CA

1968 St. Joseph, Upland, CA

1969-1970 St. Edward, Corona, CA

1971-1973 St. Mary, Escondido, CA

1974-1976 St. Ann Church, Needles, CA

1977 City County Jail, San Diego, CA

1978-1982 Patton State Hospital, Patton, CA

1983-1984 On Leave

1985-2018 Unknown