HOUSTON (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — A victim advocacy group says the indictment of a Houston-area Roman Catholic priest on child indecency charges sends a message that “those who hurt children can and will be held accountable.”

Manuel La Rosa-Lopez of Conroe was indicted Thursday on two of four counts that had led to his September 11, 2018  arrest.

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Manuel La Rosa-Lopez (Montgomery Co. Sheriff’s Dept.)

The two counts arise from allegations made by a female parishioner who accused La Rosa-Lopez of courting her for sex and groping her in 2000 when she was a teenager.

Tyler Dunman, chief of the Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office Special Crimes Bureau, says he expects more indictments “relatively soon.”

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The Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests, or SNAP, said Friday it hopes the indictment encourages other victims to come forward.

La Rosa-Lopez’s attorney, Wendell Odom, says his client maintains his innocence.

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