SAN BERNARDINO (AP) — A Southern California priest has been ordered to stand trial on felony charges he had sex with a 12-year-old boy.

A San Bernardino County judge ruled after a preliminary hearing on Tuesday that there was enough evidence to try the Rev. Alejandro Jose Castillo. He is charged with seven counts of lewd and lascivious acts with a child under age 14 and one count of forcible lewd and lascivious acts with a child under age 14.

The Riverside Press-Enterprise reports Castillo will be arraigned on April 28.

Prosecutors say he was pastor of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Ontario when he molested the boy in late 2008 but has been removed.

Parishioners affiliated with the Coalition to Exonerate Fr. Alex raised $24,000 to bail Castillo out of jail.

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Comments (18)
  1. Matt says:


    This is just the beginning, I suggest a two step plan:

    1) Imprison all the other criminal priests as well.

    2) Make the Catholic Church pay for their incarceration so it won’t be a burden on our taxpayers.

    1. Teufel Wolf says:

      The Catholic Church is not a church, it is State Sanctioned Terrorist Organization run by the country of Vatican City.

    2. Patrick O says:

      I love #2, but there have to be more ways to make it more reasonable. How bout:

      3) pedophile priests in prison go into the general population
      4) require them to pay for therapy for victims forever
      5) remove “tax-free” status

  2. dave says:

    good idea, while we are at it, tax properties in the usa, they should be made to do thier penance here on earth, let god sort it again later…

  3. skullfaceflamenco says:

    The parents should be charged with child endangerment for allowing their child to be alone with a priest. Seriously.

    1. Patrick O says:

      True now, but not back then when the church was so good at covering it up.

  4. Jeff L. says:

    I got a better idea, burn all of their churches to the ground, and throw those crosses of molestation in the trash, they belong buried in the past, somewhere where they will never even be remembered. The bible faith is all about molestation, why don’t you see that? It is based after a “T” for “Trickery”. Why don’t you see the truth right in front of your eyes? Throw your Bibles away, or be considered a molester too.

    1. Teufel Wolf says:

      We need an revolution against the Papists.

  5. BILL says:



  6. Robear says:

    2008… Mmmm… the Catholic molestation scandal was already in full swing by then. One would think that any priest with such inclinations would have gone to the confessional and whipped one out by himself rather than risking exposure for molesting a child. I mean, one doesn’t need to be a genius to understand that the good old days of free & unpunished access to altar boys is over!

    Goes to show how these creeps can’t resist their urges. Men who become priests and take vows of celibacy should voluntarily undergo castration as part of the deal. That would show their true sacrifice to the service of their God. Problem solved!

  7. YOUR DADDDY says:

    Jeff L., You are very ignorant! you should never speak in public. Can you please go read a book or play in traffic!

  8. Jeff L says:

    Ignorant minds like (Your Daddy), sounds like a molester already. No validation in a word you say. I have been very well educated and know on what topics I speak. the truth hurts, and it obviously has effects on other molesters, right Your Daddy? ha ha

  9. Patrick O says:

    Parents – keep your children away from Catholic priests.

    The Catholic church is still such a horribly dangerous place for children, and the Catholic congregation that remains will still defend the pedophile priests rather than the child victims that were raped. You have to wonder what kind of person would raise money to bail him out. Don’t tell me “innocent til proven guilty”. Make him pay his own bail. The overwhelming percentage of priests accused of child rape were proven to be rapists. There are thousands that get away with it, and I have yet to hear of one being proven to be falsely accused.

    Catholics have become so tolerant of child rape, and of lying and dishonesty from their church leaders. Read the first 6 pages of the Grand Jury report at to see an example of how Philadelphia uncovered horrific examples of pedophile priests that were serving in the community until this month, as covered up by the church.

    1. mv says:

      Everything that I have read, disgusts me, and it shows that some people are ignorant and do not have any tolerance for religions. All of you should think about what you are writing before you write, because honestly it is hard to have respect for you. We are no one to judge and if you do not know the priest then you should keep your comments to yourself. I know this priest and all he has done for our community is helped us and has fought for the rights of many, so for you people, to judge and speak of the priest and the Catholic church in the way shows that you people do not have any respect.

  10. Just Some Dude says:

    How about we remove the tax exempt status of all churchs? If the tax payer is going to be on the hook for the costs of the trail then make the church pay their fair share into the system first.

  11. MaryF says:

    I agree with everything the others are saying, but what about the ignorant parishiners who bailed him out. Hello?! Are they going to let him go back to “his job”?

  12. Jeff L. says:

    So true, to know that the churches defend the rapist priests rather than show a sign of compassion to the innocent victims., What kind of world are we really living in. A land of make believe, that’s what. Start to take a good look around. Nothing is what it seems.

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