SAN DIEGO–San Diego Sex Crimes detectives arrested a priest for the sexual assault of a 20 year-old woman in Southcrest.
Jose Davila, 53, voluntarily turned himself into detectives on January 1 at 9:30 a.m. Davila is a priest at St. Jude’s church located at 3751 Boston Avenue in the city of San Diego.
On December 30 at 11 a.m., the victim was visiting Davila at his home. Davila and the victim’s family have been acquaintances for several months. While alone with Davila in his home, the victim was sexually assaulted. She returned home and reported the assault to her family and to police. Detectives responded to the incident, interviewed the victim and gathered evidence related to the assault. Detectives also interviewed Davila, who was cooperative with their investigation.
Davila was arrested and booked into San Diego Central Jail on charges of sexual assault.
Anyone with information concerning this assault is asked to contact the San Diego Police Department’s Sex Crimes Unit at (619) 531-2210, or San Diego County Crime Stoppers at (888) 580-8477.