Former Guam priest accused of sex abuse removed from clerical state

Former priest Adrian Cristobal has been laicized for violations against the Sixth Commandment with minors, Archbishop Michael Byrnes announced today.

Cristobal was first accused of sexual abuse of minors in two separate lawsuits in April 2018. A month later, a third altar boy came forward with similar sexual misconduct allegations.

The canonical administrative penal process began in 2018 after consulting with the Vatican, according to a press release from the Archdiocese of Agana.

Among the allegations against Cristobal were that he sexually abused one boy for almost 18 years from 1995 through 2013. Another boy alleged that he was sexually abused from 1995 through 1997, starting at age 10.