by Dan Savage
on Mon, Aug 27, 2012 at 10:08 AM
How's that popey-shamey stuff workin' out for ya, father?
The Rev. Feliciano Torres Mofan, 58, was booked into Marin County Jail on suspicion of indecent exposure, soliciting a lewd act and nudity in a state park. He remained in custody Friday night in lieu of $2,500 bail.... On Thursday evening, a plainclothes ranger was walking at Chicken Coop Hill, in the shoreline area off North San Pedro Road, when a man approached and propositioned him for sex, Goering said. Then the man allegedly exposed himself to the ranger. The undercover ranger and another ranger nearby arrested the suspect and identified him as Mofan. When asked for his occupation at the jail, Mofan identified himself as a priest.
The story notes that Father Mofan has been "reduced ministry" since he suffered, er, a stroke back in 1999. And the archdiocese's spokesperson notes with some relief...
"The allegations, which do not involve a minor, come as a surprise to us," the archdiocese said. "The Archdiocese has never been aware of any type of illegal behavior, prior to these charges, by Father Mofan.
No kids raped this time! Nothing to see here! Move along!