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Former Bolivian Priest Deported For Sex Abuse

Alejandro Flores

News Americas, CHICAGO, IL, Fri. Aug. 9, 2013: A former Roman Catholic priest in the Diocese of Joliet, Ill., who was convicted of sexually molesting a young boy for five years, was deported to his native Bolivia Tuesday by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Enforcement and Removal Operations.

Alejandro Flores, 40, was repatriated to La Paz, Bolivia on Aug. 6 via commercial aircraft, and accompanied by two ERO enforcement officers.

On Sept. 8, 2010, Flores pleaded guilty in Kane County, Ill., to criminal sexual assault of a child and was sentenced to four years in prison. Flores admitted to sexually abusing a boy over a 5-year period beginning in 2005 when the boy was eight years old.

Flores was released from the Illinois Department of Corrections June 7 and turned over to ICE pending deportation proceedings. He was deported as a criminal alien convicted of an aggravated felony, and is barred from entering the United States for life.