Visiting Priest Arrested on Sexual Battery, Child Molest Charges in Sutter County

CBS Sacramento
March 12, 2013

YUBA CITY (CBS13) – A visiting priest from Colombia has been arrested on suspicion of sexual battery and molestation of a minor in Yuba City, according to the Diocese of Stockton.

Rev. Julio Guarin-Sosa has been helping out at St. Anne’s Parish in Lodi. The Diocese says Father Guarin had a letter of good standing from his diocese in Colombia before he came to the U.S.

As a result of his arrest and the charges against him, the Diocese of Stockton has revoked Guarin’s permission to provide ministry in their churches. His Diocese in Colombia has also been informed.

According to the Sutter County Sheriff’s Department website, Guarin-Sosa was arrested on Sunday. He’s being held on $250,000 bail.


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