CHICAGO (CBS) — A resident priest of a Wicker Park church has been charged with sexually assaulting two women, and attacking a 17-year-old girl.
Rev. Rigoberto Gamez, 52, has been charged with two felony counts of criminal sexual abuse, and one misdemeanor count of battery, according to Chicago police. He was due to appear for a bond hearing Friday afternoon.READ MORE: Chicago Weather: Weekend Warmup Continues At Least 10 Shot, 1 Killed In Weekend Violence In Chicago
The Catholic Archdiocese of Chicago lists Gamez as associate vicar for canonical affairs. According to a church bulletin at St. Aloysius Parish, he joined the parish in July as a resident priest, meaning he was living at the parish and assisting with masses, but was not a pastor.
According to the bulletin, Gamez was appointed pastor of Our Lady of Tepeyac in June 2009. Before that, he was an associate pastor and later a parish administrator at Providence of God Parish.MORE NEWS: Bill For Reparations For Black Evanston Residents Soon To Go Up For Vote; Some Say It's Insufficient And Could Make Things Worse
The Archdiocese did not immediately respond to requests for comment.