San Diego priest accused of sexual conduct with woman in Minnesota

Father Jacob was religiously advising the woman
Posted at 9:29 AM, Oct 08, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-08 13:04:33-04

A San Diego priest is facing charges in Minnesota for allegedly having sexual conduct with a woman he was religiously advising.

Prosecutors say back in 2010, Father Jacob Bertrand held a private Mass with a woman and had a sexual encounter with her twice during the ceremony.

A Minnesota attorney says any time a member of the clergy is involved in a situation where they're giving spiritual advice, they are prohibited by law to have sexual contact.

The Diocese of San Diego says Father Jacob is on a leave of absence.

There have been no allegations against Bertrand here in San Diego.