Convicted Pedophile: Former Joliet Diocese Priest Deported to Bolivia
By Ron Kremer
August 7, 2013
|Alejandro Flores, 40, served briefly as a vicar at Holy Family Church in Shorewood.|
A 40-year-old priest who served briefly at Holy Family Church in Shorewood and later attempted to commit suicide after being charged with sexually molesting a 7-year-old boy was deported to Boliva on Tuesday, according to a Sun-Times News Group report.
Alejandro Flores, 40, was repatriated to La Paz, Bolivia—his homeland—via commercial aircraft, according to the report. Flores pleaded guilty in September 2010 to one count of criminal sexual assault in a case involving a then-7-year-old boy that occurred while he was a seminarian at St. Mary's Church in West Chicago, according to the report.
Flores had repeated sexual contact with the boy over a five-year period, according to the report. He attempted to commit suicide after being confronted by investigators. After Flores eventually entered a guilty plea, he was sent to jail, released on June 7 and turned over to the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement unit, according to the Sun-Times News Group report.
Flores was deported as a criminal alien convicted of an aggravated felony and is barred from entering the United States for life, according to the report.
He was ordained and sent to Holy Family Church in Shorewood to serve as vicar in 2009, according to the Sun-Times News Group report.