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Davis Catholic priest arrested on suspicion of statutory rape

05/10/2014 5:44 PM

05/10/2014 5:43 PM

A priest at St. James Parish Catholic church in Davis has been arrested for allegedly abusing a 17-year-old female, the Davis Police said.

Friday ’s arrest of the Rev. Hector Coria, 45, was the result of an ongoing investigation by Davis police. In that investigation, it is alleged that while a priest at St. James Parish church in 2013, Coria befriended the minor and began a sexual relationship with her.

Coria was arrested on suspicion of statutory rape and oral copulation with a minor, and has been booked into Yolo County jail.

The Catholic Diocese of Sacramento, in a written statement, said Coria has been placed on administrative leave and may no longer publicly function as a priest while under investigation.

Anyone who has additional information about this case or other victims is asked to call the Davis Police Department at ( 530) 747-5400.

Sacto 911 Staff

Bill Lindelof
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Cathy Locke
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Andy Furillo
Superior Court
afurillo@sacbee.com
@andyfurillo

Denny Walsh
Federal Court
dwalsh@sacbee.com

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