LOS ANGELES — The Roman Catholic Archdiocese has removed a priest from a Los Angeles church on suspicion of having inappropriate conduct with multiple female parishioners — one of whom is an underage girl.
Officer Drake Madison tells the Daily News that police are investigating a child annoyance allegation against Father Juan Cano, who served as associate pastor at Our Lady of Grace church in Encino until last week. Cano could not be reached for comment by the newspaper Monday.
The Archdiocese announced his removal at Masses over the weekend.
The Archdiocese says it has a zero tolerance policy for any type of allegation relating to sexual misconduct relating to a child.
The newspaper says Cano, who is in his mid-30s, was ordained in 2015. His first parish assignment was at Our Lady of Grace.
Information from: (Los Angeles) Daily News, http://www.dailynews.com