Two Chicago priests arrested after they allegedly caught them performing oral sex on each other in a car parked on a Miami Beach street in broad daylight were rescued from jail.
Diego Berrio, 39, and Edwin Giraldo-Cortez, 30, were accused of obscene and lascivious behavior, while Giraldo-Cortez, whose unbuttoned pants exposed his genitals, received an additional burden of indecent exposure.
The two priests were expelled from jail on Tuesday night, according to NBC Miami. Berrio had been on bail for $ 250, while Giraldo-Cortez was on bail for $ 1,500. It is unclear who published their bonds.
Diego Berrio, 39, (left) and Edwin Giraldo-Cortez, 30, were released on bail after being accused of lewd and lascivious behavior after being allegedly caught performing oral sex in a car in Miami
NBC Miami reported late Tuesday that the Archdiocese of Chicago said in a statement that Berrio is a pastor of the San Juan Diego Mission in Arlington Heights, Illinois, while Giraldo-Cortez was an outside priest in Soacha, Colombia, who provided services at St. Aloysius Parish in Chicago. for the month.
The officer said he could see Berrio (pictured), who was sitting in the passenger seat, having oral sex with Cortez, who was in the driver's seat.
After his arrest, the Archdiocese of Chicago removed Berrio from the ministry and revoked his capacity to minister, in addition to informing the diocese of origin of Giraldo-Cortez in Colombia that he will not be granted additional powers to minister.
A spectator called the police after seeing the two men practicing oral sex inside a black Volkswagen rented around 3.20pm on Monday.
The car was parked across the street from both the park and the playground.
Authorities said the car's windows were not stained, leaving both men in public view on the busy street.
Miami Beach police said the sex act was still going on when an officer arrived at the scene, according to CBS Miami.
The officer said he could see Berrio, who was sitting in the passenger seat, having oral sex with Giraldo-Cortez, who was in the driver's seat.
Both men were so involved in the act that they did not immediately notice the officer when he got in the car.
"We watched the two men who performed the sexual act," said Miami Beach police spokesman Ernesto Rodríguez.
& # 39; The officer had to touch the window to get his attention & # 39;
Giraldo-Cortez (left) and Berrio at the Miami court. The Archdiocese of Chicago removed Berrio from the ministry and told the diocese of origin of Giraldo-Cortez in Colombia that "he will not be granted additional powers to minister."
A spectator called the police after seeing the two men practicing oral sex inside a black Volkswagen rented around 3.20pm on a street in Miami Beach (photo on file photo)
Giraldo-Cortez and Berrio, who reside at the San Juan Diego Mission in Chicago, were arrested without incident. They identified themselves as priests for the police.
"His profession is irrelevant," Rodriguez said after the arrest.
"Our problem with this is that this is the light of day, so that anyone can see, including children."
"There is a time and a place for everything and this was definitely not the time or place."