The church called the Sacramento Police Department Tuesday after a family complained about Father Ojeda.
Ojeda turned himself in on Wednesday. Bishop Jaime Soto says the church was actively involved in helping authorities from the first moment the allegations were brought to the church.
SOTO: "These kinds of accusations are difficult to hear, but we take them very seriously and we acted on it right away. It's very important for us to do that, not only because the law requires us to do that, but I've committed to ensuring that our churches and our schools and our pastoral centers are safe places for young people."
Bishop Soto was on his way to Redding in part to talk with parishioners there. The arrested priest also served in Redding and Woodland.