A 34-year-old assistant choir director for Our Lady of the Pillar church in Half Moon Bay was sentenced Friday to time served and ordered to register as a sex offender for an inappropriate relationship with a 15-year-old, who participated in the church’s music program, according to a report in the San Mateo Daily Journal.
Francisco Antonio Vazquez must also spend three years on probation, participate in a sex offender program and is prohibited from residing in a house with a child or visiting adult bookstores, prosecutors said.
The victim’s mother first became suspicious in July after allegedly finding flirtatious text messages Vazquez sent to her daughter as well as photos of them kissing, according to the San Mateo County District Attorney's office.
Vazquez was arrested in August on charges of lewd behavior with a child.
He pleaded no contest in September to one count of committing a lewd act on a child 15 or younger when he was at least 10 years older than the victim.