Samuel Martinez

Posted at 9:55 PM, Jan 13, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-12 19:12:39-04

Samuel Martinez

Alleged Abuse:  Accused of molesting boys in El Paso and New Orleans and is involved in at least four settlements.  Went to high school in Lafayette, and stayed in a retirement home there.  No known criminal charges have been filed.

Where is he now:  Deceased

Brother Samuel Martinez was accused in a lawsuit of molesting 10 boys during his time at Cathedral High School in El Paso. The abuse happened when he was principal of the school from 1976 to 1985, the lawsuit alleged. He first was accused of molesting a boy in New Orleans in the 1970s, and was transferred to the El Paso school because of that, the lawsuit alleged.

The Brothers of the Christian Schools, District of New Orleans-Santa Fe was under contract to run the school during that time. The church settled at least four lawsuits with alleged victims, and more than $3.6 million was paid to them. The most recent settlement was in 2012.

In 2014, Martinez was living in Lafayette retirement home, and was being transported to the Holy Family Community on the campus of John Paul The Great Academy on weekends for religious exercises. After a KATC Investigation reported this, those visits stopped.


A complete timeline is unavailable, but according to his obituary in 2016, he worked in the following locations:

Born:  Santa Fe, NM

High school:  Lafayette, LA

St. Michael’s College in Santa Fe, NM

St. Thomas University in Texas

De La Salle, New Orleans, LA

San Antonio, TX

El Paso, TX

Phillippine Islands

2016: Deceased