Fr. Elias Francisco Guimaraes

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Order: SSP
Ordained: 1993
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Diocese of Palm Beach FL

From Brazil. Arrived in the in Palm Beach diocese in 2001. Arrested in 9/02 when he arrived on a beach for a sexual rendezvous with a detective who had been posing as a 14-year-old boy on the internet. Guimaraes sent many sexually explicit messages and bragged of having sex with a 14-year old boy and a 16-year-old boy. Pleaded guilty in 2003; sentenced to four years and three months in federal prison. Released 5/23/06. May have been deported to Brazil upon release.

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