Thursday, January 7, 2010

Priest Jumps from Balcony

On Monday, Bishop J. Peter Sartain told Rev. Alejandro (Alex) Flores of Joliet (IL) that another priest had been contacted by the parents of a 13 year-old boy accusing Father Flores of sexual abuse. The Bishop immediately relieved him of his priestly duties, placed him on administrative leave and notified authorities.

After the state's attorney met with Father Flores on Wednesday, he left his residence on foot and sometime later, he entered a boarded-up church he has been known to frequent and leapt from the balcony in a confirmed, unsuccessful suicide attempt.
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