Priest accused of sex assault faints in court

March 17, 2010 3:29:30 PM PDT
A Roman Catholic priest accused of sexually assaulting a St. Charles boy fainted in a Kane County courtroom Wednesday.

It happened before a judge could rule on the defendant's request for lower bond.

Alejandro Flores is charged with sexually assaulting the boy over a 5-year period which started when the child was 8.

Right now Flores is being held on $1 million bond.

The hearing on whether to lower that amount will resume Thursday.

Until recently, Flores served at Holy Family Church in Shorewood which is west of Joliet.