Thursday, September 09, 2010

Pastor Alejandro Flores sentenced

AlejandroFlores Rev. Alejandro Flores is a convicted pedophile. He was sentenced to 4 years in prison. You might remember Flores as the Catholic priest who attempted suicide by jumping from a balcony. He survived.

Flores pleaded guilty.

Alejandro Flores, a Catholic priest and native of Bolivia, was sentenced to four years in prison on September 8 in Kane County, Illinois, for the sexual assault of a minor from the West Chicago parish where he had served as a deacon. He pleaded guilty to one charge of criminal sexual assault and will face deportation to Bolivia upon release from prison. He must serve at least 85 percent of his four year sentence. Flores was given credit for 236 days in the county jail and by law will serve about three years and five months. A plea deal was negotiated in consultation with the victim's family. Had he been convicted at trial, Flores would have faced 12 to 16 years in prison at minimum.

I like the part where he gets deported. I do not like the part where he only spend a part of 4 years in prison. My guess is that he will go right back to his old line of work once established in Bolivia.