April 03, 2006

Police looking for priest accused of sexual abuse


MESA, Ariz. Police are looking for a former Arizona priest accused of sexually abusing a minor.

Phoenix and Yuma police have been investigating the Reverend Jorge Washington Cordova Hernandez for about a year.

Hernandez's home diocese is in Quito, Ecuador. He is accused of abusing a minor during his assignment to St. Francis of Assisi Parish in Yuma from 1988 to 1991. The church is part of the Tucson Catholic Diocese.

Police are not accusing Hernandez of any wrong doing during his work in the Phoenix Catholic Diocese from 1991 to 1993.

Posted by kshaw at April 3, 2006 09:31 AM