Regional Briefing
Priest Flown Back to Face Sex Charges

Associated Press, carried in Arizona Daily Star
January 4, 2006

PHOENIX — A fugitive priest who was captured in Mexico last month and returned to the United States is now back in Arizona to face sex-related charges.

Joseph Briceno was booked Tuesday into the Maricopa County jail after being flown in from California, where he has been held since his arrest, a sheriff's spokesman said. Briceno waived extradition.

Briceno was indicted in Arizona in 2003 on six counts of sexual conduct with a minor, one count of attempted sexual conduct with a minor and one count of sexual abuse.

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