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Visiting Priest Suspected of Molesting a Minor

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Mugshot: Julio Cesar Guarin-Sosa

YUBA CITY—

A priest visiting from Colombia has been arrested in Yuba City on charges of sexual battery and molestation of a minor.

Rev. Julio Cesar Guarin-Sosa, 43, was ministering at St. Anne’s Parish in Lodi. He had provided a letter of good standing from his Colombian diocese.

According to the Sutter County Sheriff’s website, Guarin-Sosa was arrested on Sunday.

Guarin-Sosa’s permission to minister has now been revoked, the Diocese of Stockton notes in a release.

The diocese expects Guarin-Sosa to be arraigned in court Tuesday.

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2 comments

  • snapjudy

    Let's hope that every person who saw, suspected or may have been harmed by Julio Cesar Guarin-Sosa, will find the courage and strength to speak up and contact police not the church officials. They are not the proper officials to be investigating child sex crimes, no matter how long ago the abuse happened.

    It is extremely rare that a child predator has only one victim. Some have many.
    Also keep in mind your silence only hurts, and by speaking up there is a chance for healing, exposing the truth, and therefore protecting others

    Judy Jones, SNAP Midwest Associate Director, USA, 636-433-2511. snapjudy@gmail.com,
    "SNAP (The Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests)