Archdiocese Investigates Allegations against Former Priest
February 25, 2016
The Archdiocese of Baltimore reports that a priest has admitted to allegations of abuse more than six years after it began.
According to The Catholic Review, an Archdiocese of Baltimore publication, the sexual abuse against a minor began in 2007 while now 60-year-old Jorge Antonio Velez-Lopez was assigned to St. John the Evangelist Parish in Columbia.
The alleged victim was a parishioner at Resurrection of Lord in Laurel.
The allegation was reported to local authorities in Howard County as well as to the superior father of Velezís religious order and to the Diocese of Alexandria, La. where he was recently serving.
He last served in the archdiocese in 2010.