Capuchin priest arrested in Washington DC

Posted November 8, 2018 3:25 pm by Editor

Capuchin priest arrested in Washington DC

Washington D.C., Nov 8, 2018 / 11:45 am (CNA).- A Capuchin priest was arrested in Washington D.C. Nov. 7 after he was accused of sexually abusing a teenager in 2015. Fr. Urbano Vazquez, OFM Cap., had served as parochial vicar of Shrine of the Sacred Heart in northwest Washington since 2014. He has been charged with second-degree child sexual abuse.

 

The charges concern a claim that Vazquez had put his hand down the shirt of a 13-year-old girl on two occasions and had touched her bare chest.

 

The Archdiocese of Washington said they learned about the allegation Oct. 26, after being informed

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