CARLSBAD, NM (KWES) - Two Carlsbad priests have been named in a list of credibly accused of sexually abusing minors.
The list released by the Diocese of Las Cruces names Kerry Guillory and Casilda Puedi, who served in Carlsbad in the 1970s and 1950s.
The persons named in this report have been included because the allegations against them have been reviewed and deemed credible by the diocese’s Sexual Abuse Review Board, which is composed of lay professionals with expertise in law enforcement, mental health, and children’s health, or they have been included on similar lists in other dioceses.
Guillory’s alleged abuse happened from 1975 until 1978 and was reported to the Diocese in 2007.
He was assigned to the St. Edwards School from 1972 until 1974 and at the Catholic Youth Organization from 1975 until 1978.
Puedi was assigned to the St. Edwards School from 1956 until 1957.
The alleged abuse happened in 1957 and was reported to the Diocese in 1993. Puedi died in 1987.
Anyone with knowledge of sexual misconduct with a minor is asked to contact their local police or sheriff’s department.