Fr. William Martinez: Accused of Sexual Misconduct

Fr. William Martinez

Ordained: 1980

Assignments within the Archdiocese/Diocese(s) in Colorado: Denver, Colorado Springs


  • 1981-1982: Holy Apostles, Colorado Springs, CO (DEN)
  • 1983-1984: Presentation of Our Lady, Denver, CO (DEN)
  • 1985: Annunciation, Leadville, CO (COS)
  • 1986: St. Joseph’s, Leadville, CO (COS)
  • 1987: St. Patrick’s, Colorado Springs, CO (COS)
  • 1988: Unknown
  • 1989-1992: On Duty Outside of the Diocese (COS)
  • 1993-1994: St. Joseph’s, Colorado Springs, CO (COS)
  • 1995-1996: Absent on Leave
  • 1997-2019: Unknown

Fr. William Martinez was ordained a priest in the Archdiocese of Denver. Fr. Martinez was included in the Colorado Attorney General’s Special Master’s Report on “Roman Catholic Clergy Sexual Abuse of Children in Colorado from 1950 to 2019.” Reportedly, Fr. Martinez sexually abused two minors between 1980 and 1986. The Diocese of Colorado Springs was allegedly made aware of Fr. Martinez sexually abusing minor children in the 1980s. Fr. Martinez supposedly admitted to abusing one of the survivors. Fr. Martinez’s current status as a priest, his whereabouts, and whether he has access to children are unknown.