DAVIS (CBS/AP) — A Roman Catholic priest has been charged with three felonies for allegedly engaging in a sexual relationship with a teenage girl he met while working at a Davis church.
Yolo County prosecutors released a criminal complaint on Friday that charges the Rev. Hector Coria Gonzales with three counts of unlawful sexual intercourse.READ MORE: Young Graduate Beginning His Career Killed by Falling Tree in Burlingame
According to the complaint, the charges stem from encounters between the 46-year-old Coria and a 17-year-old girl that took place at a home, in a vehicle and at the church rectory over eight months.READ MORE: Suspect Arrested In Fatal San Mateo RV Storage Lot Shooting
Coria has been a staff pastor at St. James Parish in Davis for almost two years. After his arrest in May, Roman Catholic Diocese of Sacramento put him on leave.MORE NEWS: Santa Clara Officials Open COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic At Local Farm
He is scheduled to be arraigned on Tuesday.