Alameda County DA Files Felony Charges Against Father Hector Vela Alleging Lewd Acts Upon A Child

Oakland, Ca- Alameda County District Attorney Nancy E. O’Malley announces that her office has filed a criminal complaint alleging 30 felony counts of Penal Code Section 288(c)(1), lewd act upon a child, against Father Hector David Vela. The defendant has served as a priest in Alameda County since 2013. He worked at St. John’s Catholic Church in San Lorenzo, CA and, more recently, at Corpus Christi Catholic Church in Fremont, CA.

The District Attorney’s Office has set up a confidential hotline telephone number for anyone who may have been victimized by Father Vela, or for anyone with additional information on this matter.

Please call 510-272-6395 to leave a confidential message.

Posted on Apr 2, 2019