Diocese: Archdiocese of Chicago
From Mexico. Director 2009-2015 of Casa Jesus, a program to recruit young men from Latin America to the priesthood. Was new pastor of St. Pancratius in Brighton Park when removed 7/27/15, pending investigation of “sexual images and material” on his computer. Archd. waited over a week before notifying police, and did its own investigation. Sent to St. Luke’s in MD for rehab. Arrested 9/16, charged with one felony count of child pornography. Video of pre-pubescent boys doing sex acts found; also child-sized underwear, written child erotica and magazines showing young boys.
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