Regnum Christi | Legionaries of Christ

Members of the Religious Congregation of the Legionaries of Christ Who Were Active in Ministry with Substantiated Sexual Abuse Allegations in the United States:

Members of the Religious Congregation of the Legionaries of Christ who were active in ministry with substantiated sexual abuse allegations in the United States:

Francisco Cardona (religious in formation, deceased): Investigators concluded that he abused students during his tenure as a formator at the Immaculate Conception Apostolic School, in Center Harbor, New Hampshire, in the 1980s.

Benjamin Cieply (dismissed member): Investigators concluded that there is a high probability that he sexually abused a minor in 2016 during his probationary period in the Archdiocese of Miami. He was removed from ministry and his case was referred to the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith. Judgement is still pending.

Fernando Cutanda (former member now laicized): Investigators concluded that he abused students during his tenure as a formator at the Immaculate Conception Apostolic School, in Center Harbor, New Hampshire, in the 1980s.

Guillermo Izquierdo (deceased): Investigators concluded that he abused minors under his charge as novice director in Cheshire, Connecticut, 1982-1993. Last up-date: December 21, 2019

 

We encourage anyone who has been abused by a member of the Legionaries of Christ to contact the appropriate authorities, regardless of when the alleged abuse occurred, and to contact the Legionaries of Christ’s victims assistance coordinator for the United States, Kristin Austin, LCSW-C, CCTP. If anyone has a question about safe environment policies or a complaint regarding misconduct or sexual abuse of a minor or vulnerable adult by a Legionary, contact Kristin Austin at kristin.austin@arcol.org or by phone at 443-788-9730. The Congregation has also established a channel for listening to concerns and responding to accusations at 0abuse.org.

 

 

Last up-date: December 21, 2019 (Link to Original Document)