Fr. William Martinez: Accused of Sexual Misconduct

Fr. William Martinez


Ordained, 1980

Notes: 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.

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