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Fr. Henry Perez, S.M.

 

Ordination: 1973

Notes: According to records produced by the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, Fr. Perez was ordained a Marist in Arizona and came to the Diocese of Orange in 1984. He was incardinated into the Diocese of Orange on May 1, 1989, and left active ministry in 1991. Records further reflect that Fr. Perez was placed on administrative leave without faculties of the Diocese of Orange by the spring of 1991. In 1993, Fr. Perez was reported for having conducted unauthorized services. Fr. Perez was accused of sexual abuse in 2003 by two men. The sexual abuse is alleged to have taken place in Chandler and Glendale, Arizona, in the late 1970s to early 1980s. Fr. Perez was indicted on six felony charges of sexual conduct with a minor and one charge of misdemeanor public sexual indecency. Shortly following the indictment, Fr. Perez died. Both reports by the Archdiocese of Los Angeles and Diocese of Orange included Fr. Perez among the list of priests accused of sexual abuse. Fr. Perez’s whereabouts and whether he had access to children from 1992 until his death in 2003 are unknown.

Assignments:

1974-1976 Notre Dame Des Victoires, San Francisco, CA

1977-1978 St. Matthew’s, Phoenix, AZ

1979-1980 St. Mary’s Church, Chandler, AZ

1981 St. Margaret Church, Tempe, AZ

1982 Immaculate Heart of Mary, Phoenix AZ

1983-1984 Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, Glendale, AZ

1985-1986 Holy Spirit Church, Fountain Valley, CA

1987-1989 St. Edward Church, Dana Point, CA

1990-1991 St. Anne’s, Santa Ana, CA

1992-2001 Inactive leave

2002 Unknown

2003 Died