Priest Who Tried To Kill Himself Could Be Deported

Rev. Alejandro Flores

From the Chicago Sun-Times:

A priest accused of sexually assaulting a St. Charles boy could face deportation if convicted on the charges, according to Kane County prosecutors.

The Rev. Alejandro Flores, who until recently served at Holy Family Church in Shorewood, had his first appearance in Kane County Court on Thursday. His attorney said the priest is expected to plead not guilty to the seven felony charges filed against him.

The Rev. Alejandro Flores, who until recently served at Holy Family Church in Shorewood, had his first appearance in Kane County Court on Thursday. His attorney said the priest is expected to plead not guilty to the seven felony charges filed against him.

Flores, 37, was charged Wednesday after he was released from a Joliet hospital where he was recovering from injuries he suffered during an apparent suicide attempt earlier this month. Authorities said he jumped from a choir loft at a now-closed Joliet church, falling 20 feet onto the pews below.

More on this here at the Sun-Times.