Kudos To The Diocese of San Bernardino Another Pedophile Priest Arrested!
Jose Alejandro Castillo "Father Alex" to parishioners, was arrested Monday at 3:30 p.m. at his Ontario home after a three-month investigation into allegations that he hadinappropriate sexual contact with a child younger than 14.
October 26, 2010 (Newswire.com) - The Preacher Bureau of Investigation (www.PimpPreacher.com) would like to thank The Diocese of San Bernardino for fully cooperating in the arrest of Jose Alejandro Castillo, 57, pastor of Our Lady of Guadalupe Church in Ontario California. "Father Alex" to parishioners, was arrested Monday at 3:30 p.m. at his Ontario home after a three-month investigation into allegations that he had inappropriate sexual contact with a child younger than 14.
As reported by the Los Angeles Times the San Bernardino County district attorney's office issued an arrest warrant charging Castillo with eight counts of lewd or lascivious acts with a child. Castillo was removed from active ministry in June after he was accused, by relatives of the victims, of molesting two adolescent boys. The Diocese of San Bernardino took it to police, and the allegations were made public nearly three months later in a letter read at weekend Mass at the four churches where he had served.
The Preacher Bureau of Investigations has been very critical of the Catholic Church in its handling of Pedophile Priest, so today they wanted to take a moment to acknowledge The Diocese of San Bernardino for putting the safety of the victims first.
"We feel that The Diocese of San Bernardino should get special recognition for doing the right thing when it came toarrest Jose Alejandro Castillo. It the past it has been a practice of the Church to try and conceal the rape of children by active priest. The actions of The Diocese of San Bernardino have gone a great way to restoring our trust in the leadership of the Church."
Detectives also are investigating another alleged incident between Castillo and a 14-year-old boy while the priest was serving at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church. Castillo is being held on $1-million bail and could face up to 22 years in prison if convicted, police said.
Investigators suspect there may be other victims and urge anyone with more information to contact Ontario Police Det. Mark Guski at (909) 395-2726 .
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