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Priest Accused of Sexual Abuse Gets New Judge

A Joliet, IL, priest that is currently facing allegations of predatory sexual assault, aggravated criminal sexual abuse and criminal sexual assault was assigned a new judge yesterday. The criminal case is aimed at Alejandro Flores, a 37 year old former Joliet, IL, priest. Prosecutors allege that Flores assaulted a young boy from January of 2005 until he was arrested last month. The allegations of childhood sexual abuse arise from a time in which Flores was a semarian at St. Mary’s Carmelite Church in Joliet, IL. The church was made aware of the allegations against Flores through an investigation by the West Chicago Police Department. Flores had most recently spent time as a priest in Streamwood, IL. Flores has just recovered from a suicide attempt by jumping off a church balcony after St. Charles Police were notified of the sexual abuse accusations.

The sexual abuse case against Flores has now been re-assigned to Associate Judge Jordan Gallagher. Flores’s attorney had asked that the case be re-assigned after it was placed on Judge Allen Anderson’s court call. The defense has the right to exercise a substitution of judge in any given case. Flores is next scheduled to appear in court on March 11, 2010.

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