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The Catholic sexual abuse scandal in Latin America is a significant part of the series of Catholic sex abuse cases.
- Julio Grassi was found guilty (by a three-judge panel of the Criminal Court Oral 1 Morón) of one count of sexual abuse and one count of corrupting a minor in the “Happy Children’s Foundation” and sentenced to 15 years in prison as the third member of the Roman Catholic Church in Argentina to be convicted of sexually abusing minors.. Prosecutors said they were considering an appeal on behalf of the two plaintiffs whose sexual abuse accusations were dropped. Father Grassi maintained his plea of innocence of the charge and promised to appeal. 
- Archdiocese of Santa Fe de la Vera Cruz
- Diocese of Anápolis
- In 2005 Brazilian priests, Fr. Tarcísio Tadeu Spricigo and Fr. Geraldo da Consolação Machado were convicted of child molestation while Fr. Felix Barbosa Carreiro was arrested and charged with child sexual abuse in the northeastern state of Maranhão after police seized him in a hotel room with four teenage boys. 
- Archdiocese of Penedo
- In 2010 Authorities in Brazil began an investigation into three priests after a video allegedly showing a priest sexually abusing an altar boy was broadcast on the SBT television station.
- Archdiocese of Santiago
José Andrés Aguirre Ovalle, aka "Cura Tato", was found guilty of nine sexual abuse charges by the highest court of this country. Aguirre was sentenced to 12 years in jail. At the beginning of this trial, the catholic church was sentenced to pay 50 millions in damages to the victims, but then this sentence was revoked by the supreme court. 
Fr. Marcial Maciel (1920 - 2008) founded the Legion of Christ, a Catholic order of priests originating in Mexico. Nine former seminarians of his order accused Maciel of molestation. One retracted his accusation, saying that it was a plot intended to discredit the Legion. Maciel maintained his innocence of the accusations. In early December 2004, a few months before Pope John Paul II's death, Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger (who would replace him as Pope, becoming Benedict XVI) reopened a Vatican investigation into longstanding allegations against Maciel.
In 2007, Daniel Bernardo Beltrán Murguía Ward, a 42 year-old Italian-Peruvian Consecrated Layman of the group Sodalitium Christianae Vitae, was found by the Peruvian National Police in a hostel in Cercado de Lima with an 11 year-old boy, whom he was taking sexually explicit pictures of. The boy was initially lured by Murguía Ward and given Pokémon figures in exchange for photos of his intimate parts. When Murguía Ward was caught, he had paid the boy 20 Nuevo Soles ($7 USD) for his services in the hostel. The police have reported that pictures of two other boys were also found on Murguía Ward's camera and that the boy has claimed he received oral sex from Murguía Ward. These charges have been denied by the accused. Murguía Ward has since been removed from the group Sodalitium Christianae Vitae for his misconduct. 
- ↑ Father Grassi: the sentence will be announced today "Momento 24", June 10 2009
- ↑ Argentine priest convicted of sexually abusing boy AP, June 10 2009
- ↑ Argentine priest gets 15 years prison for sex abuse The Star Online, June 11th, 2009
- ↑ The Boston Globe. http://www.boston.com/globe/spotlight/abuse/extras/bishops_map2.htm.
- ↑ Brazil - Brazzil Mag - Close to 2000 Brazilian Priests Caught in Sexual Misconduct
- ↑ Allen, John L. (2005). "Sex abuse in Brazil: abuser priest provides checklist for selecting victims". National Catholic Reporter. Archived from the original on 2012-07-13. http://archive.is/aIJf.
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- ↑ ReGAIN Website
- ↑ Pope-to-Be Reopened Mexican Sex Abuse Inquiry
- ↑ "Detienen a ingeniero de sistemas por tráfico de pornografía infantil" (in Spanish). Peru 21. 2007. http://peru21.pe/noticia/69754/capturaron-pedofilo-cuando-fotografiaba-menor-11-anos. Retrieved 2008-08-15.
- ↑ "Capturaron a pedófilo cuando fotografiaba a menor de 11 años" (in Spanish). Diario La Republica. 2007. http://www.larepublica.com.pe/content/view/186033/34/. Retrieved 2008-08-15.
- ↑ "Capturan a pedófilo que era laico consagrado" (in Spanish). Terra. 2007. http://www.terra.com.pe/noticias/articulo/html/act1018766.htm. Retrieved 2008-08-15.