Priest Arrested For Child Molestation

February 10, 2004

What: News Conference
When: Wednesday, February 11, 2004, at 2:00 p.m.
Where: Parker Center, 150 North Los Angeles Street, Los Angeles
Who: Assistant Chief Jim McDonnell, Captain Charlie Beck, Commanding Officer, Rampart Area, Rampart Area Sex Crime Detectives

Los Angeles: On February 9, 2004, Los Angeles Police Department Detectives assigned to the Rampart Sex Crimes Unit, arrested Father Jaime Yong Patino for violation of Penal Code Section 288(A) PC-Lewd Acts with a child under 14 years of age.
This arrest was effected as a result of an on-going investigation involving Father Patino, which began in December of 2003.
This investigation is on going and the case against Father Patino has been presented to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office for review.
A photograph of Father Patino will be made available during the news conference.
The Los Angeles Police Department is requesting that anyone who may have information in regard to this crime or this individual, to call Rampart Detectives, at 213-207-2155. On weekends or during off-hours, call the 24-hour toll free number at the Detective Information Desk, at 1-877-LAWFUL (1-877-529-3855).
This news advisory was prepared by Public Information Officer Jason Lee, Media Relations Section, at 213-485-3586.