Two Catholic priests have been arrested by the police after they were caught having sex in a car near Miami beach in Florida.
Diego Berrio, 39, and Edwin Giraldo Cortez, 30, were charged with lewd and lascivious behavior, according to CBS Miami.
CBS Miami said a passersby spotted their tryst in broad daylight inside a Volkswagen Beetle “in full view of the public”.
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After receiving a complaint, police arrived at the scene to see the sexual acts still going on. The officers were easily able to spot the two, as the car was parked next to a playground and did not have tinted windows, New York Post reported.
The newspaper quoted CBS as saying that “the two priests were so engaged that they didn’t notice when police were there until officers tapped on the window”.
Both Berrio and Cortez are from Arlington Heights, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago. Berrio is a priest at Mission of San Juan Diego, while Cortez served at the St. Aloysius Parish in Chicago. Both were removed from the ministry, according to WPLG.
“It is our responsibility to ensure those who serve our people are fit for ministry,” Anne Maselli, a spokeswoman for the Archdiocese of Chicago, told WPLG. “We take this matter very seriously.”
Berrio was released on Tuesday afternoon, while Cortez remains in custody, according to WPLG.