Police Say Reno Priest Won't Face Criminal Charges

KRNV [Reno NV]
June 29, 2006

Members of a Reno church are rallying around a priest who's been accused of misconduct with a minor.

Parishioners gathered at the Little Flower Church Wednesday night to voice their support for Father Honesto Agustin. The priest is on voluntary leave because the church is investigating whether he engaged in inappropriate conduct with a minor.

Reno Police say Father Agustin does not face any criminal charges, and parishioners told us they believe he is innocent.

"Those charges are not true," parishioner Conchita Velasco said. "They're all made up, and I'm sure he will be back in church as soon as he can. We can hardly wait for him to come back."

Father Agustin has been with Little Flower for two years.


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