CCPD arrests former Diocese of Corpus Christi fires employee for sexual assault

CORPUS CHRISTI (KIII NEWS) - Corpus Christi police arrested Thursday a former employee of the Catholic Diocese of Corpus Christi on an outstanding warrant for one count of sexual assault.

The Diocese of Corpus Christi said they received information Tuesday that one of their employees, Eulalio "Eito" Martinez, was involved in inappropriate behavior with a youth.

Martinez was an employee of the West Side Helping Hand Youth Center and the Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish.

The West Side Helping Hand Youth Center released a statement Tuesday explaining that the Diocese notified them about the employee on Jan. 3. They were told that the inappropriate behavior happened during non-youth center hours.

According to the Diocese, Martinez was terminated immediately from all parish positions and roles. The Corpus Christi Police Department was notified immediately and the Diocese is cooperating fully with their investigation.

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