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San Diego priest put on probation by court for groping 19-year-old woman

April 21, 2012 | 10:01 am

A Roman Catholic priest in San Diego has been sentenced to probation after admitting to a misdemeanor charge of  "unlawful touching of an intimate part" of a 19-year-old woman.

Jose Davila, 53, was sentenced Friday by Judge Jeffrey Fraser to three years' probation, a $200 fine and 150 hours of volunteer work. Davila is an associate pastor of St. Jude's Shrine of the West.

Davila admitted touching the woman on Dec. 30 while she was visiting his home.


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