Br. Jorge Ortiz Lopez, O.F.M.
Notes: Br. Jorge Ortiz Lopez was a member of the Franciscan Friars of the Province of St. Barbara, part of what is formally known as the Order of Friars Minor. At least one survivor has come forward alleging child sexual abuse by Fr. Lopez in approximately 1975 to 1976 at Sacred Heart in Prescott, Arizona. Allegedly Fr. Lopez admitted to the sexual abuse and promised to pay for the survivor’s counseling, but neglected to actually do so. Fr. Lopez has been named in at least one civil lawsuit. Fr. Lopez was included in the Franciscan Friars Province of Santa Barbara’s “List of Franciscan Friars from the St. Barbara Province with Credibly (sic) Claims of Sexual Abuse of a Minor” in the section, “Deceased Former Province of St. Barbara Friars Who Have Been Credibly Accused.” This list also states that Fr. Lopez moved to Mexico in 1997. Br. Lopez’s whereabouts, status as a brother, and whether he had access to children from 1998 until his death are unknown.
1976-1977 St. Francis, Sacramento, CA (SAC)
1977-1982 St. Elizabeth’s, Oakland, CA (OAK)
1982-1988 Our Lady of Guadalupe, San Jose, CA (SJ)
1988-1993 Mt. Carmel, Fresno, CA (FRS)
1993-1994 Mission San Antonio, Jolon, CA (MRY)
1994-1997 San Damiano, Danville, CA (OAK)