The following comes from a Jan. 18 story on NBC-Los Angeles.
A former associate pastor at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Carlsbad was sentenced Friday to 60 days in jail and three years probation after being found guilty of misdemeanor sexual battery last month.
Rev. Juan Garcia Castillo will also be required to register as a sex offender, the District Attorney’s office said. He was convicted Dec. 17 of groping a seminary student in a Carlsbad restaurant on Feb. 4, 2018.
An attorney and former U.S. Naval officer who was studying to become a priest accused Castillo of grabbing his genitals after a night of drinking in a Carlsbad restaurant and bar.
Surveillance video showing the three men drinking in the restaurant was submitted as evidence.