Pervert Priest Wanted After Failing to Register as a Sex Offender
Juan Guillen, who was a priest at the Immaculate Conception Church for over 20 years before heading to prison for attempted child molestation, is a wanted man just days after getting released from prison.
Guillen was released from an Arizona prison on October 6. He checked in with the Yuma County Probation Department the day he was released, and hasn't been heard from since.
He's since been placed on Yuma County's "Most Wanted" list.
Guillen pleaded guilty in 2003 to attempted child molestation, which was quite a bargain considering he initially faced four counts of child molesting and eight of sexual conduct with a minor after admitting to having oral sex with several altar boys starting in 1989.
From the Yuma Sun:
[Guillen] was charged with sexual contact with young boys beginning in 1989 with a boy who was 10 years old at the time. The criminal complaint filed against him in 2003 alleged sexual conduct with another 10-year-old victim in 1994. The third boy was 13 when he was allegedly molested in May of 2003. The alleged sexual activity occurred in Yuma as well as in Mexico and Salinas, Calif., according to a court document.
After pleading guilty in 2003, Guillen was sentenced to 10 years in prison and lifetime probation. He's also required to register as a sex offender, which he hasn't done.
Guillen is described as being 5-foot-6, 132 pounds, with gray hair and brown eyes.
Anyone with information regarding Guillen's whereabouts is asked to call call surveillance officer Beto Borquez at 928-329-2210, ext. 2342.
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