Court recommends extradition of rape-accused priest to US


He is accused of repeatedly sexually assaulting a 14-year-old girl.

New Delhi:

A Delhi court has recommended that rape-accused Catholic priest Fr. Joseph Palanivel Jeyapaul should be extradited to the US to make the ‘fugitive criminal’ stand trial there.

Fr. Jeyapaul is accused of sexually assaulting two teenaged girls during his tenure at the Crookston Diocese in Northern Minnesota, US, during 2004-05.

Additional chief metropolitan magistrate Ajay Garg said prima facie case had been made out for extraditing the priest.

He is accused of repeatedly sexually assaulting a 14-year-old girl who, according to records, is undergoing treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder.

The other victim of the priest was a 16-year-old girl.

The US court had begun prosecution process after the first victim, Megan Peterson, now 20, complained that Jeyapaul raped her several times.

Source: deccanchronicle


1 Comment

  1. Silent Voice said,

    September 16, 2014 at 8:31 am

    Comments received Via E Mail:

    Priests who err or for that matter anyone who makes a mistake must take its consequences.

    Dr (Sr) Mudita Sodder RSCJ


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