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Fr. Alejandro Jose “Alex” Castillo

 

Ordination: 1981

Notes: In 2010, Fr. Alejandro Jose Castillo was accused of sexually abusing two young boys. The alleged abuse occurred in the two preceding years, while Fr. Castillo was working at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Ontario, CA. In the week following the allegations, Fr. Castillo was removed from active ministry. The following month, over 200 parishioners held a demonstration near the headquarters of the San Bernardino Diocese to show their support for Fr. Castillo. A few weeks after the demonstration, Fr. Castillo was arrested and tried for seven counts of lewd and lascivious acts with a child under age 14 and one count of forcible lewd and lascivious acts with a child under age 14. He eventually pleaded no contest and was sentenced to a year in jail and three years’ probation. A report was subsequently released accusing Fr. Castillo of sexually abusing an additional five former parishioners. Following the criminal charges, three separate civil suits were filed against Fr. Castillo and the Diocese of San Bernardino. Two of the three suits have settled. Fr. Castillo was included in the Diocese of San Bernardino’s list of clergy credibly accused of child sexual abuse. According to the Diocese of San Bernardino, Fr. Castillo has been removed from the priesthood. His current whereabouts and whether he has access to children are unknown.

Assignments:

1982 Casa Guadalupe, Los Angeles, CA

1983-1988 St. John The Evangelist, Los Angeles, CA

1989-1990 St. Anthony, San Bernardino, CA

1990-1996 Divine Word Seminary, Riverside, CA

1997-2001 Unknown

2002-2003 St. Catherine of Siena Church, Rialto, CA

2004 Unknown

2005-2010 Our Lady of Guadalupe, Ontario, CA

2007-2008 St. George, Ontario, CA

2011-2018 Unknown