Extradite Paedophile cum Catholic Priest – US to India

via With Media Inputs published on April 6, 2010

US Law enforcement officials are trying to extradite the Indian Catholic Priest cum Paedophile Rev. Joseph Palanivel Jeyapaul.

Jeyapaul is wanted in the U.S. on two counts of criminal sexual conduct stemming from accusations he assaulted a young, female parishioner in the fall of 2004 at the Blessed Sacrament Church in Greenbush, where he was working. Each charge carries a sentence of up to 30 years.

According to the criminal complaint, the teenage girl accused Jeyapaul of threatening to kill her family if she did not come into the rectory, where he then forced her to perform oral sex on him and groped her.

Vatican officials have handed out the details and address of this paedophile who is now acting in his office in Oooty in Tamilnadu .

His current Bishop in Ooty, Almaraj defended the accused in his statement “We cannot simply throw out the priest, so he is just staying in the bishop’s house, and he is helping me with the appointment of teachers,”

Almaraj said he sent Jeyapaul to a monastery for a year of prayer and asked the local parishes where the priest had worked previously if there were any prior cases of possible abuse. None came to light, he said.

Almaraj then assigned Jeyapaul to the bishop’s house, where he is in charge of compiling seniority lists for teachers in the diocese’s schools.

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