A visiting Catholic priest has been arrested in Brunswick County. He is charged with sexual offense and sexual battery.
Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Lt. Marty Folding said the Rev. Edgar Sepulveda, 47, of 208 Cavenaugh St., Beulaville, was arrested Friday, Jan. 8, charged with one count of second-degree sexual offense and one count of sexual battery.
He was suspended from the priesthood the same day.
According to a press release from the Catholic Diocese of Raleigh, Bishop Michael Burbidge suspended Sepulveda on Jan. 8.