Marin Priest Busted in Sex Sting

A Catholic priest is arrested at China Camp.

By Chris Roberts
|  Wednesday, Aug 29, 2012  |  Updated 4:18 AM PDT
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A Marin priest is in trouble with the law, after allegedly exposing himself to undercover officers at China Camp State Park, according to the Marin Independent Journal.

 
Rev. Feliciano Torres Mofan, 58, is charged with lewd conduct in public and being nude in a state park, the newspaper reported. 
 
Mofan is a "priest in residence" at the Church of St. Isabella in Terra Linda. He's a retired priest, and recites Masses -- but doesn't teach in the parish schools, church officials were quick to point out.
 
On Thursday, Mofan was caught up in a "sting targeting lewd conduct at China Camp," where more and more members of the public have complained about "sexual activity in public, found Internet postings seeking sexual meetups in the park" as well as "cleaned up condoms," according to the newspaper.  
 
An undercover ranger was propositioned for sex by Mofan, who then exposed himself to the ranger, according to prosecutors.
 
The priest is due back in court Sept. 4 after pleading not guilty.

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