Seminarian Juan Jose Gonzalez Rios

Status: Charges dropped

Diocese: Archdiocese of Portland OR

From Jalisco, Mexico. Seminary student at Mount Angel Seminary in Oregon until he was dismissed in 2003. Warrant was issued in 2005 for his arrest on felony charges of encouraging child sex abuse (child pornography). When arrested in 3/2008, he was working at St. Peter Retreat Center in the Yakima diocese. The Yakima bishop knew of the earlier allegation; thought it was an isolated incident and duties did not involve children. Gonzalez claimed he was abused by a priest before entering seminary. Criminal charges dropped in 5/2009.

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