'Pervert' Priest Nabbed

By Alex Ginsberg
New York Post
June 5, 2008

A Brooklyn priest was arrested yesterday and charged with touching the breast of a 12-year-old schoolgirl, prosecutors said yesterday.

Father Augusto Cortez, 44, a member of the Vincentian Fathers order, allegedly fondled the girl last May 29 at St. John the Baptist School in Bushwick, where he was assigned.

Cortez surrendered yesterday and was awaiting arraignment on sex-abuse charges. He faces up to a year in jail if convicted.


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