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Catholic priest in San Diego arrested on sexual assault charge

January 3, 2012 |  4:39 pm

A Catholic priest has been arrested on suspicion of sexually assaulting a 20-year-old woman, the San Diego Police Department said Tuesday.

The Rev. Jose Davila, 53, associate pastor at St. Jude Shrine of the West church, was booked into county jail Sunday after detectives interviewed him and the woman.

The victim was visiting Davila at his home Friday morning when the alleged assault occurred, police said. She later reported the incident to her family and the family called police.

St. Jude serves a largely Spanish-speaking congregation in San Diego's mid-city area.

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