Priest accused of molesting released without prosecution

By David Edwards
Thursday, August 21, 2008 8:50 EDT
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CBS 13 News reported:

“CBS 13 has confirmed through inside sources that Gerardo Beltran, a former Sacramento priest accused of molesting children, has been released from a Mexican jail.”

“Beltran was once a priest in the Sacramento Roman Catholic Diocese before fleeing to Mexico after allegations surfaced that he was sexually molesting children.”

“Beltran had been arrested in March for charges filed in Sacramento County on behalf of two victims he allegedly victimized between 1989 and 1991. The Sacramento District Attorney’s office had been trying to extradite Beltran back to Sacramento ‘to be held accountable for his conduct.’”

“The circumstances surrounding his release are not yet known.”

This video is from CBS 13 Sacramento, broadcast August 20, 2008.

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David Edwards
David Edwards
David Edwards has served as an editor at Raw Story since 2006. His work can also be found at Crooks & Liars, and he's also been published at The BRAD BLOG. He came to Raw Story after working as a network manager for the state of North Carolina and as as engineer developing enterprise resource planning software. Follow him on Twitter at @DavidEdwards.
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