Avoyelles Parish Priest Placed on Leave
March 13, 2013
An Avoyelles Parish priest was placed on administrative leave Tuesday after he was accused of misconduct with a minor, Diocese of Alexandria officials said.
The Rev. Jamie Medina-Cruz, pastor of St. Mary's Assumption Catholic Church in Cottonport was relieved of his duties by the Rev. Ronald P. Herzog, bishop of the diocese, pending an investigation by the Avoyelles Parish Sheriff's Office.
No charges against Medina-Cruz had been filed as of Tuesday evening, Avoyelles Parish officials said. Diocese officials said they would have no further comment on the matter while the accusation was under investigation.