A Catholic priest in North Carolina has been charged with molesting a boy in Brunswick County.
Multiple media outlets report that the Rev. Edgar Sepulveda of Beulaville was arrested Friday and charged with second-degree sexual offense and sexual battery.
Diocese officials said they learned about the allegations in September and contacted authorities.
Sepulveda denied the accusations and was put on administrative leave during the investigation. The Catholic Diocese of Raleigh says the 47-year-old Sepulveda has been suspended from his duties at Maria Reina Parish in Mount Olive, Santa Teresa Mission in Beulaville and Santa Clara Mission in Magnolia.
Sepulveda was released from jail on a $100,00 secured bond. It was not immediately clear if he had an attorney.
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