Diego Berrio, left, Edwin Giraldo Cortez (Miami Beach Police)

Chicago Area Priests Busted For Public Sex In Florida: Police

September 04, 2018 - 7:29 pm

CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- Two priests from the Chicago area have been arrested in Miami Beach and charged with lewd behavior – specifically, having sex in a parked car in South Beach.

Police in Miami Beach say the two priests were having sex in a black Volkswagen parked on Ocean Drive about 3 p.m. Monday.

Windows on the car were not tinted.

One of the priests was charged with lewd conduct. The other, with lewd conduct and indecent exposure.

The priests are 39-year-old Diego Berrio and 30-year-old Edwin Giraldo Cortez.

The Archdiocese of Chicago said Berrio has been removed from ministry at Mission San Juan Diego in Arlington Heights. In April of last year, a former associate pastor at the the church was sentenced to prison time for distributing child pornography.

Cortez has been an extern priest at St. Aloysius Parish in Chicago, and the archdiocese says it's informed his home parish in Colombia that he won't be allowed to minister here any longer.