El Paso, TX (KDBC) — A settlement was reached Thursday for a suit filed by a former parishioner who claims he was sexually abused by a former priest of the El Paso Diocese.
The settlement was between the New Orleans Province of the Jesuit Order and the El Paso Diocese.
The boy who filed the suit was between 8 to 12 years old when he was sexually abused by Father Alphonso Madrid, S.J.
Madrid was assigned to the Sacred Heart Church in south El Paso.
He worked there from 1970 to 1982.
Prior to that Madrid worked at Our Lady of Guadalupe in the Archdiocese of San Antonio from 1966- 1970.
While at Our Lady of Guadalupe, Madrid allegedly "kissed and petted" a nine year old child.
Madrid died in 1982.