Fr. Uriel Ojeda

Ordained: 2007
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Diocese of Sacramento CA

Born in US, raised in Mexico. Attended seminary in Oregon 1998-2007. Arrested 11/30/11 on two counts of felony lewd and lascivious acts with teen girl 2007-2009. Family told diocese 11/29/11. Police and CPS notified. Assigned to Our Lady of Mercy in Redding at time of arrest. Released on bail 01/19/12. Pled not guilty 4/13/12. On 7/5/13 pled no contest to one count of molesting the 13-year-old girl in her bedroom. Sentenced to eight years in prison 8/2/13. Per diocese in 8/17, Ojeda was removed from priesthood in 2016. Released from prison in 2019. On diocese’s list 4/30/19. Accused in 2020 of the “sexual touching” of a girl under the age of 18.

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