Fr. Uriel Ojeda

Ordained: 2007
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Diocese of Sacramento CA

Born in the U.S., raised in Mexico. Attended seminary in Oregon 1998-2007. Arrested 11/30/2011 on two counts of felony lewd and lascivious acts with teen girl 2007-2009. Family told the Diocese 11/29/2011. Police and Child Protective Services notified. Assigned to Our Lady of Mercy in Redding at the time of his arrest. Released on bail 01/19/2012. Pleaded not guilty 4/13/2012. On 7/5/2013 pleaded no contest to one count of molesting the 13-year-old girl in her bedroom. Sentenced to eight years in prison 8/2/2013. Per the Diocese in 8/2017, Ojeda was removed from the priesthood in 2016. Released from prison in 2019. On the Diocese’s list 4/30/2019. Accused in 2020 of the “sexual touching” of a girl under the age of 18.

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