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New charges filed against former Conroe priest

Manuel La Rosa-Lopez is seen in this mugshot released by the Conroe Police Department on Sept. 12, 2018.
Manuel La Rosa-Lopez is seen in this mugshot released by the Conroe Police Department on Sept. 12, 2018. (Conroe Police Dept.)

CONROE, Texas – The former Conroe priest who is accused of sexually assaulting children was indicted Thursday on newly filed charges.

The new indictment said Manuel La Rosa-Lopez is accused of assaulting a child in Februay 1999. Two counts of indecency with a child were filed against La Rosa-Lopez in that case, a second-degree felony. 

A third charge of indecency with a child was filed against La Rosa-Lopez on behalf of another person claiming to be a victim. In that case, La Rosa-Lopez is said to have assaulted the child in June 2000.