Davis priest sentenced to probation, 90 days in jail for sex with minor

Daily Democrat

By Sarah Dowling
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CREATED: 08/29/2014

Davis priest Hector Coria Gonzalez, front, was sentenced for unlawful sex… (Courtesy of Facebook)
Girl tells court it was consensual

A Roman Catholic priest began to cry on Friday as his attorney read the words of the teenage girl in which he admitted to having a sexual relationship while working at a Davis church.

Rev. Hector Coria Gonzalez, 45, entered his plea at a conditional hearing in June, where he admitted to one felony count of unlawful sexual intercourse with a minor, identified as M.L., a 17-year-old parishioner at St. James Parish in Davis.

The remaining charges — two counts of unlawful sexual intercourse, and a single misdemeanor count of oral copulation with a minor — were dismissed.

Gonzalez was present and out of custody at Friday’s hearing, where he was sentenced three years of felony probation, with 90 days in county jail for his acts, which M.L. claims were consensual.

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