Victoria Police open sex assault investigation into Texas priest


January 31, 2020

By Jody Barr

On the one-year anniversary of Texas dioceses publishing lists of clergy members accused of abuse allegations against children, Victoria Police are investigating a Houston priest.

A woman filed a criminal complaint against the priest on Jan. 22, accusing the priest of touching her then-10-year-old daughter during a November 2018 confession session inside Nazareth Academy, a Catholic school in Victoria, Texas.

We are not naming the priest because he has not been charged with a crime and has not been named on any dioceses’ list of credibly accused clergy members.

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