Prosecutors release complaint on Davis priest charged with unlawful sex with minor
June 07, 2014
A Roman Catholic priest has been charged with three felonies for allegedly engaging in a sexual relationship with a teenage girl he met while working at a Davis church.
The Sacramento Bee reports that Yolo County prosecutors released a criminal complaint on Friday that charges the Rev. Hector Coria Gonzales with three counts of unlawful sexual intercourse.
According to the complaint, the charges stem from encounters between the 46-year-old Gonzales and a 17-year-old girl that took place at a home, in a vehicle and at the church rectory over eight months.
Gonzales has been a staff pastor at St. James Parish in Davis for almost two years. After his arrest in May, Roman Catholic Diocese of Sacramento put him on leave. According to a Facebook page of St. Thomas Catholic Church in Paradise, he was ordained in January 2011.
He is scheduled to be arraigned on Tuesday.
In August 2013, the former priest at Woodland's Holy Rosary Catholic Church Uriel Ojeda was sentenced to at least seven years in state prison for the sexual abuse of a 14-year-old girl while serving as a priest in Redding.