Monday, March 23, 2015


Deacon Larry Claros
Archdiocese of Agana
Sexual Abuse Response Coordinator

March 23, 2015


The Archdiocese of Agana Policy of Sexual Misconduct requires the Sexual Abuse Response Coordinator (you) "to coordinate the Archdiocese's response to allegations of sexual misconduct."

On March 18, pursuant to Section IV. A. 1. of that policy, Deacon Steve Martinez, filed a formal report of suspected sexual misconduct involving Fr. Luis Camacho. The report was filed with Archbishop Apuron and Child Protective Services (see below).

Pursuant to Section A. 2. b. of the same policy Archbishop Apuron was required to "promptly" notify you.

However, on the same day, and as reported in the Marianas Variety the next morning, you said that you "would not be involved in the incident" (i.e. the investigation of the incident).

You reaffirmed this position the following day as reported in the same publication when you said "A statement has been made and the statement stands".

Your statement on March 19 that you would not be involved with "the incident", and your reaffirmation of that statement the following day, is a confirmation that the "incident" did NOT involve "suspected sexual misconduct".

Yet, the Archdiocese of Agana was in receipt of a formal report of sexual misconduct from Deacon Martinez, who, pursuant to Section IV. A. 1. is a mandated reporter for the Archdiocese of Agana.

He did his job. What about you?

(The names of the girl and her parents have been redacted). 

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