Friday, March 15, 2013

Rev. Julio Cesar Guarin-Sosa:$75,000 bail set for accused Colombian priest in Sutter County

The attorney for a Catholic priest accused of kissing a 16-year-old Yuba City girl called the incident a "witch hunt" on Friday, while prosecutors said the clergyman knows he violated the law.

The Rev. Julio Cesar Guarin-Sosa, 43, of Colombia is charged with a felony count of false imprisonment and misdemeanor counts of annoying or molesting a minor and sexual battery in connection with a March 8 incident in Yuba City.

Sutter County Judge Susan E. Green entered not-guilty pleas on Guarin-Sosa's behalf on Friday.

"This case is a witch hunt, your honor," defense attorney Markus Dombois said. "The conduct may be inappropriate in this country, but it may be an everyday occurrence in his country."



March 15, 2013
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