Fr. Antonio Cortes

Ordained: 1996
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Diocese of Monterey CA

Arrested 4/16/09 for unlawful sexual behavior with teenage boy and giving him alcohol. Counseled the boy for 2 years. Removed by Diocese from St. Mary of Nativity in Salinas. Child porn found on his computer. Pled no contest 3/11 to 14 counts. Sentenced to 1 year in jail & probation. Released 12/12. Warrant issued when failed to register as sex offender. Fled to Mexico. Civil suit filed 7/11/11. Settlement with Diocese 3/13. Court struck Cortes original answer 6/13 and Plaintiff to seek default judgment. On diocese’s list 1/2/19.


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