Ex-priest gets 22-year jail sentence for attempted sexual assault | World News

Feb 10, 2024

Colombia: A former Catholic priest in South Carolina has been sentenced to nearly 22 years in prison the prison For trying to sexually assault a boy and showing him pornography. Jaime Adolfo Gonzalez-Farias, 69, could have been sentenced to life in prison. Federal Judge Mary Geiger Lewis on Thursday granted part of a defense motion for a lighter prison term and sentenced the priest to 21 years and 10 months in prison, plus a lifetime of supervision if he is ever released. Gonzalez-Farias, who was known in several parishes as “Father Gonzales,” according to court records, was a priest for more than 30 years after being ordained in his native Chile. He came to the United States in 2001.

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