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Prop 8. Supporting Catholic Priest Accused of Sex with 12y.o. Boy

April 16, 2011
Jose Castillo

Fr Alejandro Jose Castillo

A SOUTHERN California Catholic priest, accused of having sex with a 12-year-old boy,  has been ordered to stand trial on felony charges by a San Bernardino County judge.

The trial of the Rev Alejandro Jose Castillo was ordered after a preliminary hearing on Tuesday that there was enough evidence to try the priest with seven counts of lewd and lascivious acts with a child under age 14 and one count of forcible lewd and lascivious acts with a child under age 14.

According to this report Castillo, in his late fifties, will be arraigned on April 28.

Prosecutors say he was pastor of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Ontario when he molested the boy in late 2008. He has since been removed from his post.

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