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Ontario priest arraigned for alleged sex abuse w/12-year-old

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

April 6, 2011 12:00:00 AM PDT
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.

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.

The Associates Press contributed to this story


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