A former priest who pleaded guilty to having sexual intercourse with a 16-year-old girl from his Davis parish is facing deportation.
Hector Coria-Gonzalez, 46, who is from Mexico, was taken into custody Friday at his Davis residence by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents, ICE said. He is being held without bond.
Coria-Gonzalez reportedly sentenced to 90 days in jail and three years of probation after pleading guilty in 2014. At the time of his arrest he was in the U.S. legally.
He was later stripped of his priesthood, ICE said. That allowed ICE to being deportation proceedings.
"We entrust members of the clergy to act as role models for our youth," said Michael Vaughn, assistant field office director for ICE Enforcement and Removal Operations in Sacramento, in a press release. "Tragically, when that trust is violated, the effects are far-reaching."