TIMELINE: Father Manuel sex abuse allegations

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TIMELINE: Alleged Catholic priest sex abuse

A possible sex abuse scandal involving a local priest is unfolding.

Two people have come forward, saying that Father Manuel sexually abused children while working at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Conroe in the late 1990s to early 2000s.

Oct. 1999
An underage male was allegedly sexually abused by Father Manuel La Rosa Lopez.

April 2000
An underage girl was allegedly sexually abused by Father Manuel.

2001
The female victim and her family reported the alleged abuse to the church.

Father Manuel was transferred.

The alleged female victim and her family moved to Israel.

2010
The female accuser moved back to the area.

She reported her previous abuse again to the church after realizing Father Manuel was still working.

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ABC13's Mayra Moreno spoke exclusively with one of the accusers in the Conroe sex abuse scandal after a priest's arrest.


Aug. 10, 2018
The male accuser met with Cardinal DiNardo.

Aug. 27-29, 2018
Both accusers filed separate police reports to Conroe PD and an investigation began.

Sept. 11, 2018
Father Manuel turned himself in to police.

Sept. 12, 2018
A search warrant was executed at Father Manuel's Richmond parish.

Sept. 13, 2018
Father Manuel bonded out of jail.
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