July 21, 2005

Prosecutors, diocese mum on details

The Press-Enterprise

11:06 PM PDT on Wednesday, July 20, 2005

The Press-Enterprise

Riverside County prosecutors decided Wednesday not to discuss details of an agreement they reached with the Diocese of San Bernardino over a defrocked priest's personnel file, which was seized by authorities in January.

The decision not to release details came during a meeting of Riverside County district attorney's officials, spokeswoman Ingrid Wyatt said. Diocesan officials did not participate in the meeting, she said.

The Rev. Howard Lincoln, spokesman for the million-member diocese, encompassing Riverside and San Bernardino counties, said the diocese is also not discussing the accord.

The file, which remains sealed before a Riverside County judge, was confiscated Jan. 25 when authorities served a search warrant at the diocese's San Bernardino headquarters as part of their investigation into Jesús Armando Dominguez, a former priest now facing 58 child-molestation charges.

Posted by kshaw at July 21, 2005 07:11 AM