Rockford Diocese Priest Arrested on Sex Abuse Charges
February 11, 2016
A priest in the Rockford Diocese has been charged with two counts of sexually abusing a child.
According to a press release from the Diocese, Father Alfredo Pedraza has been under investigation for two allegations in Kane County reported back in 2014.
Father Pedraza was arrested, Thursday, February 11 in his Rockford home. He came to the Diocese from Columbia, South America in 2013. The Diocese says he has been out of all ministry since the allegations surfaced in October 2014.
During Father Pedraza's time with the Rockford Diocese, he worked in Hispanic Ministry in the DeKalb Deanery and assisted at Sacred Heart Parish in Aurora and Our Lady of Good Counsel Parish in Aurora.
The Diocese says they are cooperating with authorities throughout the entire investigation process.