STATEMENT OF THE ARCHDIOCESE OF CHICAGO RE: Rev. Moises Marin and Rev. Juan P. Sanchez-Espinoza August 21, 2006
Fr. Moises Marin, Pastor of San Juan Diego Parish, has been asked to voluntarily absent himself from the parish and Fr. Juan Sanchez-Espinoza, who has been residing at the parish since June, has been has been placed on administrative leave by the Archdiocese of Chicago.
These actions by the Archdiocese are in response to an accusation made to the police of adult sexual assault that was alleged to have taken place at San Juan Diego Parish rectory in early August. The Archdiocese of Chicago has cooperated with the civil authorities who have advised the Archdiocese that the accusation was thoroughly investigated and no criminal charges have been filed.
Nevertheless, the Archdiocese will conduct its own investigation of the alleged incident to determine what further action or actions may be warranted.