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Montgomery County Authorities Raid Facility That Treated Priest Accused of Sexual Abuse

Authorities executed a search warrant at the Shalom Center which describes itself as a “Residential Renewal and Treatment Center” on its website

The Conroe Police Department and the Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office executed a search warrant Wednesday at a rehabilitation facility located in Splendora where a priest who has been recently arrested for sexually abusing children was treated in the early 2000s.
The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office, the Conroe Police Department and the Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office executed a search warrant Wednesday at a rehabilitation facility where a priest who has been recently arrested for sexually abusing children was treated in the early 2000s.

The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office, the Conroe Police Department and the Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office executed a search warrant Wednesday at a rehabilitation facility located in Splendora where a priest who has been recently arrested for sexually abusing children was treated in the early 2000s.

Conroe Police Sergeant Scott McCann said the raid took place at a facility called Shalom Center which describes itself as a “Residential Renewal and Treatment Center” on its website.

The search warrant was conducted to collect evidence in the case against priest Manuel LaRosa-Lopez.

LaRosa-Lopez is charged with four counts of indecency with a child and was released on a $275,000 bond last week, according to Tyler Dunman, chief of the Special Crimes Bureau at the Montgomery County DA’s Office.

LaRosa was the priest at Conroe’s Sacred Heart Church when he committed the alleged sexual abuse.

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