Visiting Priest Arrested on Suspicion of Child Molest in Yuba City
March 12, 2013
A Catholic priest has been arrested on suspicion of child molestation, according to a press release from the Diocese of Stockton.
The Rev. Julio Guarin-Sosa, pictured, a visiting priest from Columbia, was arrested on suspicion of sexual battery and molestation of a minor in Yuba City. He is being held in the Sutter County Jail and is scheduled to be arraigned today.
Guarin-Sosa had been helping out at St. Anne's parish in Lodi. Stockton Bishop Stephen E. Blaire had required, and was provided a letter, attesting to Guarin-Sosa's good standing prior to the priest's ministry work at St. Anne's.
His arrest has caused the Diocese of Stockton to revoke Guarin-Sosa's permission to exercise ministry. The Stockton diocese has also told Guarin-Sosa's home diocese of his arrest.