Davis Priest Placed on Administrative Leave after Arrest for Sexual Misconduct; Diocese to Cooperate with Davis PD Investigation
Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Sacramento
May 12, 2014
The following statement was released by Kevin Eckery, spokesperson for the Roman Catholic
Diocese of Sacramento, concerning the arrest of Rev. Hector Coria for unspecified sexual
misconduct charges with a minor by the City of Davis Police Department.
“Fr. Hector Coria, a priest at St. James Parish in Davis, has been arrested for alleged
sexual misconduct with a minor by the City of Davis Police Department.
“In keeping with diocesan policy, Fr. Coria has been placed on administrative leave, his
faculties have been withdrawn and he may no longer publicly function as a priest while this
matter is under investigation by local law enforcement and Davis Police.
“If you have any information that could assist law enforcement with their investigation,
or if you feel you have been a victim of Fr. Coria, we urge you to contact Lt. Paul Doroshov of
Davis PD at (530) 747-5420.”