Max Rojas Ramirez stands outside St. Mary's Church in Plainfield. Ramirez, 28, has filed suit against the Archdiocese of Newark over an alleged rape when he was 15. A church review board found the allegation credible last year. Photo by Mark Mueller | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com
NEWARK, N.J. – Asked if he realized he was committing a crime by having sex with a 15-year-old boy when he was 40, the priest said, "I just came fr (sic) my country and really in Ecuador a person at 15 years old is not consider (sic) so innocent."