Law Firms Offer Aid to Extradite Priest Facing Sex Charges

Fort Worth Star-Telegram (Texas)
March 8, 1996

SINTON - Two law firms have offered to provide funds to bring back a Roman Catholic priest to face trial on a charge of sexually assaulting a boy.

The priest, Jesus Hernando Garcia, was indicted June 16 by a San Patricio County grand jury. He left for Spain before the indictment and has told local authorities that he has no intention of returning.

David Berg, a Houston lawyer who represents the boy and his family, has offered to pay the estimated $ 7,000 to have the priest returned to Texas.

County officials are not sure they can accept such an offer.

The family is upset that it has taken so long to get Garcia returned to Texas, Berg said. District Attorney Tom Bridges said he doesn't know how long it will take for an international extradition.

Garcia is wanted on charges of sexual assault and indecency with a child in connection with a 1992 incident involving a 15-year-old boy, according to court records.


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