Fr. Alejandro (Alex) Flores: Allegations of Sexual Abuse of a Minor Have Been Admitted, Established or Determined to Be Credible

Fr. Alejandro (Alex) Flores

Ordained: 2009

  • 2010: Holy Family, Shorewood, IL (JOL)
  • 2011-2018: Leave of Absence (JOL)  – Unknown
  • 2019: Unknown

Fr. Alejandro (Alex) Flores is a native of Bolivia who was ordained for the Diocese of Joliet in 2009. In 2010, Fr. Flores was removed after the parents of a 13-year-old boy accused Fr. Flores of sexually abusing their son for the previous five years, while Fr. Flores was a seminarian. It is believed that as a result of the abuse allegations Fr. Flores attempted suicide. In 2010, he was arrested and pled guilty to 16 felonies relating to child sexual abuse and was sentenced to four-years in prison. Upon his release from prison in 2013, Fr. Flores was deported to Bolivia and is barred for life from entering the United States. Additionally, as of 2013, his official removal from the priesthood was under Vatican review. Fr .Flores has been named in at least one civil lawsuit and was named on the Diocese of Joliet’s list of “Diocesan Priests with Credible Allegations of Sexual Abuse of Minors Made Against Them While Serving in the Diocese of Joliet” with “Substantiated Allegations.” Fr. Flores’ current status as a priest, his whereabouts, and whether he has access to children are unknown.