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Priest on immigration hold after molestation charges

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Posted: Friday, March 22, 2013 12:00 am

A visiting Catholic priest from Colombia remains in custody on an immigration hold after he was arrested on sexual battery charges.

Julio Cesar Guarin-Sosa, 43, who was visiting Lodi's St. Anne's Catholic Church while filling in for his vacationing brother, Father Mario Guarin, was arrested in Yuba City on March 10 after he was accused of having illegal sexual contact with a 16-year-old girl at a residence where Guarin-Sosa was performing Mass.

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  • Ben Sanacore posted at 10:34 pm on Fri, Mar 22, 2013.

    Ben Sanacore Posts: 106

    In the United States of America a person is innocent until proven guilty. If Guarin-Sosa is guilty, he must get what he deserves. A stiff prison sentence would be in order. It is absolutely unacceptable for anyone to abuse others in this manner especially the young. Unfortunately this is a societal problem that stems from an unhealthy view of sexuality. When sexuality strays from the expression of procreation and conjugal love, we have these types of problems and a number of others. Some priests fail us. Some coaches fail us. Some teachers fail us. Some people in other vocations fail us. Thank God for those good people who bring real predators to justice.

  • Kevin Paglia posted at 8:56 am on Fri, Mar 22, 2013.

    Kevin Paglia Posts: 2106

    The education system carries MORE sexual preditors than the church.


    For the hundredth time I believe ALL preditor priests should face the full force of the legal system. But let's be clear, the number of GOOD, HONEST and COMPASIONATE priests FAR outweighs these scum who have hurt children, families and those that believed in them.

  • Kevin Paglia posted at 8:29 am on Fri, Mar 22, 2013.

    Kevin Paglia Posts: 2106

    Please identify how the Catholic Church is a "cult"?

  • Brett Thompson posted at 6:52 am on Fri, Mar 22, 2013.

    Brett Thompson Posts: 55

    There are so many pedophiles in the Catholic church. When is somebody going to put this cult down?



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