Fr. Frank R. Martinez, Jr.: Allegations of Sexual Abuse of a Minor Have Been Admitted, Established or Determined to Be Credible

Fr. Frank R. Martinez, Jr.

Ordained: 1982

  • 1983: Sacred Heart Cathedral, Davenport, IA (DAV)
  • 1984-1985: Sacred Heart Church, Lost Nation, IA (DAV)
  • 1985-1985: Leave of Absence – St. Mary Hospital, Decatur, IL 1986 St. Peter’s Church, Buffalo, IA (DAV)
  • 1997-2001: Special Assignment – 2706 N. Gaines St., Davenport, IA (DAV)
  • 1987: Absent on Leave (DAV)
  • 1988: St. Francis Continuation Care and Nursing Home, Burlington, IA (DAV)
  • 1989-1990: On Duty Outside Diocese (DAV) – St. Mary’s Pl., Rochester NY (ROC)
  • 1991-1995: Absent on Leave (DAV)
  • 1996-2001: St. Vincent Center, Davenport, IA (DAV)
  • 2002-2003: On Duty Outside Diocese (DAV); St. Anthony’s Continuing Care Center, Rock Island, IL (PEO); St. Mary of the Angels Convent, Rock Island, IL (PEO)
  • 2004-2008: Unknown
  • 2008: Laicized
  • 2009-2019: Unknown

Fr. Frank Martinez Jr.’s two-decade tenure in the priesthood consists of short assignments, punctuated by leaves of absence. The first leave of absence came after Fr. Martinez was accused of propositioning a 15-year-old boy in a Davenport motel room in 1986. Fr. Martinez was removed from ministry in 2004 and laicized in 2008. The same year he was laicized, the Diocese of Davenport included Fr. Martinez on a list of 24 priests credibly accused of sexual abuse.