WATCH: Sexual Abuse Complaint Filed Against Texas Priest

 
A police report was filed against a former pastor of the Our Lady of Sorrows parish in McAllen following an allegation of sexual misconduct that occurred nearly 35 years ago, according to a statement from the Catholic Diocese of Brownsville.

The police report was filed by the Diocese’s victim’s assistance coordinator against former Msgr. Gustavo Barrera, according to the statement released Wednesday.

Channel 5 News reached out to the Diocese to find out where the police report against Barrera was filed. A spokesperson said they’d have more details on Thursday.

Barrera was removed from ministry duties on March 15 after the Diocese received the report from the victim’s assistance coordinator. Barrera then submitted his resignation on March 23, which was accepted by Bishop Daniel E. Flores.

According to the statement released by the Diocese, the victim’s assistance coordinator met with the person who came forward, but they declined to report the allegation to police.

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