Garland Police Arrested A Diocese Priest for Indecency with a Child


Police Attempt to Identify Other Victims

On May 6, 2024, Garland Police arrested 34-year-old Ricardo Reyes Mata, a priest with the Catholic Diocese of Dallas, and a Dallas resident, on two counts of Indecency with a Child, a 2nd degree felony.

The allegations are based on reports of inappropriate contact with two juvenile victims, which occurred during a visit to a residence in Garland. Garland Detectives are currently communicating with the Diocese of Dallas about this case.

If anyone has information regarding this investigation or any other incident, they are encouraged to call the Garland Police Department at 972-485-4840.

Mata is Currently in the Garland Detention Center. His bonds are set at $75,000 and $100,000.


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