Fr. Richard M. Martini: Accused of Sexual Misconduct With Minors

Fr. Richard M. Martini

Ordained: 1980
  • 1981-1984: St. Dorothy, Glendora, CA
  • 1985-1987: St. Clement, Santa Monica, CA
  • 1988: San Buenaventura Mission, Ventura, CA
  • 1989-1994: Seminary of Our Lady Queen of Angels, San Fernando, CA
  • 1995-2002: Corpus Christi, Pacific Palisades, CA
  • 2003-2004: Transfiguration, Los Angeles, CA
  • 2005-2008: Unknown
  • 2009-2010: Transfiguration, Los Angeles, CA
  • 2011-2014: Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Santa Clarita, CA
  • 2015-present: St. Joseph, Carpinteria, CA

Fr. Richard M. Martini worked at Our Lady Queen of Angels when he allegedly sexually abused a boy from approximately 1990 to 1991. The Archdiocese of Los Angeles claimed it investigated and found the allegation to be unsubstantiated. In 2003, the survivor brought suit against the Archdiocese and a settlement was reached. Fr. Martini was included in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles’ list of priests accused of sexual misconduct involving minors. It is believed Fr. Martini currently works at St. Joseph in Carpinteria and it is unknown whether he has access to children.