Priest Accused of Molestation Set for Release on Bail

By Andy Furillo
Sacramento Bee
January 9, 2012

About 50 people have gathered outside the downtown jail in Sacramento awaiting the bail release of the Rev. Uriel Ojeda, the Catholic priest who has been accused of molesting a girl under 14 years old.

Ojeda's attorney, Jesse Ortiz, said that the reverend is scheduled to be released on bond sometime before 5 p.m. today.

Supporters of the 32-year-old Ojeda hoisted balloons and sang songs while they waited for him to walk out of the front door of the jail at 651 I St.

Sacramento County prosecutors have filed a seven-count complaint against the reverend who had served at parishes in Woodland and Redding before his arrest late last year.









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