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When Gonzalez first arrived in the Valley from Jalisco, Mexico, when he was 18, he lived with his parents, performed field work and studied to learn English.
Raised as a "traditional, old-fashioned Catholic," he says he was taught by his mother to revere priests as saints. Gonzalez was 21 at the time and lived here on a student visa.
Nor was that the only inappropriate behavior Gonzalez says he experienced; he also alleges that he witnessed sexual misconduct during the four years he studied at a seminary in Oregon.
A judge has since released him, providing he returns to Oregon on June 5.
The first step is to fill out the MIT Interest Form.
According to a police affidavit, the alleged rape occurred at Garcia-Rubio’s house on Mac Laren Street, which is a block from the school at the corner of Tieton Drive and South 19th Avenue.
While repelled by the priest's behavior, Gonzalez says his culture and conservative religious upbringing prevented him from questioning his actions.