Ontario Priest Accused Of Sexual Abuse

ONTARIO, Calif. (AP) — A priest at an Ontario Catholic church has been accused of sexually abusing two boys within the past two years.

The Diocese of San Bernardino over the weekend told parishioners at four churches where the Rev. Alex Castillo had served of the allegations. Diocesan spokesman John Andrews told the Riverside Press-Enterprise that Castillo was removed from duty as an active priest in June. Castillo maintains his innocence.

Andrews declined to say how Castillo met the boys or whether they or their parents are current or former parishioners at Our Lady of Guadalupe where Castillo was pastor.

Ontario police couldn’t confirm if they are investigating Castillo.

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