John Doe Versus "Diocese of Rome, a business entity of form unknown." Complaint filed April 2009 names Defendants 1 through 100, including Diocese of Rome, Italy. First Complaint alleges Cardinal Roger Mahony allowed yet another known pedophile priest from overseas into Los Angeles in 2001-2, where the perpetrator then preyed on Los Angeles children. Page one of first complaint Scanned below. We will publish 22 pages of the 56-page Complaint when we return from hiatus January 15th.
Perpetrator in this case: Fernando Lopez, is listed in Bishop Accountability as:
Arrested 2004. Accused of abuse of 1. Other victims found.. Transferred from a church in Rome Italy to St. Thomas the Apostle church in LA in 2001. Citizen of Colombian and visiting priest. 2005 conviction/ prison sentence overturned 4/06 by appeals court. In 1/08 the CA. Supreme Court overturned the appeals court decision and returned case to that court. That court then upheld the conviction 4/08 and then CA Supreme Court refused to hear an appeal. 20 yr old man filed suit 5/09
Bishop Accountability also lists these news stories, so far, about Fernando Lopez:
Assignments: LA Times Database 4.20.06