Settlement Reached with El Paso Diocese

Gilstrap and Associates is pleased to announce that our client and his family have settled a lawsuit against the Catholic Diocese of El Paso, the Catholic Diocese of Las Cruces, and St. Genevieve Parish stemming from allegations of sexual abuse by a priest serving in the Diocese of El Paso in the 1970s for an undisclosed sum. The lawsuit, which was filed in the Third Judicial District Court of New Mexico, alleged that Father Manuel Perez Maramba sexually assaulted the Plaintiff, named John Doe in the lawsuit, when he was six years old at St. Genevieve Parish in Las Cruces. This is the third settlement reached with the Catholic Diocese of El Paso and others stemming from allegations of sexual abuse by Father Maramba.