Former Priest on Probation Now Faces Porn Rap
He Was on Deferred Adjudication for Sexual Abuse in 1993

By Lisa Sandberg
San Antonio Express-News [Texas]
March 25, 2004

Carlos Lozano, a former San Antonio priest serving 10 years' probation for sexually abusing young students more than a decade ago, was arrested at his home in Kingsville and accused of downloading pornography onto his home computer.

Lozano was being held without bond Wednesday and faces extradition to Bexar County, said John Martinez, assistant chief for Bexar County adult probation office.

"There will be a total review of his case," Martinez said.

Lozano was a former dean at St. Anthony's High School Seminary when in 1993 he was accused of having sexual contact with four students.

He was removed from the ministry a year later and in 1995 pleaded no contest to multiple sex abuse charges.

Lozano spent 30 days in jail and received 10 years' deferred adjudication - a form of probation. He was permitted to move to Kingsville, where until Tuesday he lived a seemingly quiet existence, local officers said.

"This is my first encounter with him," Kingsville police Lt. Barry Blackstone said.

Lozano may have set his own trap.

In February, having fallen behind in paying his court costs, Lozano wrote to his probation officer requesting information on his debt.

An officer called him about the matter last week and asked Lozano if he had a computer. Lozano said he did - with Internet access, court records indicate.

On Tuesday, Lozano was ordered to bring his computer to the probation office. Officials reported finding pornography, and Lozano was arrested that day at his home.

It wasn't immediately clear what penalties Lozano could face.

He is scheduled to go before state District Judge Philip Kazen Jr., but no date had been set.


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