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A South Carolina priest who served in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Charleston has been charged with federal sex crimes stemming from allegations that he abused an 11-year-old boy. Father Gonzalez
Jaime Adolfo González-Farias, known in church as “Father González,” was arrested by the US Marshals Service in Miami on November 29, according to court records. A recently unsealed indictment shows that González-Farias, 68, was charged with aggravated sexual abuse of children, coercion of a minor and transporting a minor with the intent to engage in criminal sexual activity.
Between November 8 and 12, 2020, González-Farias is accused of taking an 11-year-old boy to Florida and engaging in “intentionally touching, not through clothing, (the victim’s) genitalia,” according to the accusation
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Father Gonzalez charged with sexually abusing 11-year-old child
In a statement provided to The State, the Roman Catholic Diocese of Charleston said it first learned of an allegation of sexual misconduct with a minor involving González-Farias in December 2020 after he left the country for his home in Chile. The diocese said it notified its parishioners about the abuse allegation in January 2021.
Gonzalez-Farias, was ordained a priest in September 1990. On April 20, 2015, he was transferred to South Carolina as a visiting priest. While in South Carolina, González-Farias served in “various parishes and ministries,” according to the indictment. The diocese said his record did not raise any red flags before he was transferred.
“At that time, diocesan officials received a clear background check on him. (González-Farias) later completed Diocesan Safe Environment training. In accordance with diocesan policy, he was retested in July 2020; no observed criminal activity in that report, the diocese said in its statement.
In August 2021, González-Farias was placed on the diocese’s list of “Visiting priests with credible allegations of sexual misconduct or child abuse within the Diocese of Charleston,” reported The State. At the time, the diocese said it believed he had returned to Chile.
The diocese said the list was based on “allegations received by the diocese and a review of priests’ personal files.”
González-Farias will return to South Carolina to face federal charges. Court records did not indicate whether he has been assigned an attorney in the state.Read More….