Visiting Colombian Priest Arrested on Molestation Charges in Yuba City
By Paul Janes
March 12, 2013
|Rev. Julio Guarin-Sosa arrested on charges of molestation of a minor, sexual battery and illegal entry in Yuba City.|
YUBA CITY, Calif. - A priest visiting from Colombia is scheduled to be arraigned on Tuesday after being arrested in Yuba City on Sunday.
According to the Yuba City Police Department, Rev. Julio Guarin-Sosa was arrested on charges of molestation of a minor, sexual battery and illegal entry while providing ministry at St. Anne's church.
Bishop Blaire of the Stockton Diocese said Rev. Julio Guarin-Sosa received a letter of good standing from his diocese in Colombia prior to providing ministry at St. Anne's.
"As a result of the charges, Father Guarin's permission to exercise ministry in the Diocese of Stockton has been revoked," said Blaire.
His diocese in Colombia has been informed.
Guarin-Sosa was held at the Sutter County Jail on bail of $250,000 and scheduled to be arraigned on Tuesday.