Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Father Alejandro Castillo Charged With Child Molestation

California: An Ontario priest, accused of having sex with a 12-year-old boy, is expected to be arraigned later this month.

Tuesday at a preliminary hearing, a San Bernardino County judge ruled that there is enough evidence for Rev. Alejandro Jose Castillo to go to trial. He is charged with seven felony counts.

Prosecutors said Castillo was a pastor of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Ontario when he molested the boy in 2008, but has been removed.

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Parishioners affiliated with the group, "Coalition to Exonerate Fr. Alex" raised $24,000 to bail Castillo out of jail. His arraignment is set for April 28.