Two Chicago-area priests were charged Monday with Lewd and Lascivious behavior and Indecent Exposure after being caught performing a sexual act inside a car parked on a Miami Beach street.continue at CBSMiami
According to Miami Beach Police, 39-year-old Diego Berrio and 30-year-old Edwin GiraldoCortez were in the front seat of a car performing oral sex.
Police got a 911 call about a lewd and lascivious incident taking place in the 1300 block of Ocean Drive.
When officers arrived, the police report states, the two were performing sex acts on each other “in full view of the public passing by on Ocean Drive and the sidewalk.”
It was 3:20 in the afternoon.
The arrest reports state both men are priests from Arlington Heights, Illinois, which is a suburb of Chicago.
Police point out there is a children’s playground near the intersection of 13th and Ocean Drive.
The same parish in 2015: http://www.chicagotribune.com/chi-child-porn-charges-filed-against-catholic-priest-from-arlington-heights-20150225-story.html
A few days after the closing of Casa Jesus was made public, it came out that its director had been arrested on child porn charges.https://t.co/HUImovQLKL— Matthew Schmitz (@matthewschmitz) September 4, 2018
The statement said that Cardinal Blase Cupich of Chicago "has removed Fr. Berrio from ministry and withdrawn his faculties to minister in the Archdiocese of Chicago, effective immediately. The archdiocese will appoint an administrator for the Misión San Juan Diego as soon as possible."
"Archdiocese representatives have been in contact with Fr. Cortes’ home diocese of Soacha, Colombia and informed them that Fr. Cortes will not be granted additional faculties to minister in the Archdiocese of Chicago," it said.