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Priest, J Jayapaul alias Joseph Palanivel arrested charged girl Child sexual abuse

Priest, J Jayapaul alias Joseph Palanivel arrested charged girl Child sexual abuse

The priest, J Jayapaul alias Joseph Palanivel, 57, of Ariyalur, is accused of sexually assaulting two minor girls at Northern Minnesota in 2004.
He was charged in a US court in 2007.

On Friday Priest, J Jayapaul alias Joseph Palanivel was arrested in India.

The Interpol had approached the additional chief metropolitan magistrate court in New Delhi to secure the priest.
The court sent a warrant to the Erode police to arrest the priest on the basis of which police arrested the Jayapaul on Friday.

The priest, the Rev. Joseph Palanivel Jeyapaul, was working temporarily in the Diocese of Crookston, Minn., which like many United States dioceses is bringing in priests from India because there are not enough American priests to serve its parishes.

Father Jeyapaul ministered to three parishes simultaneously in Crookston, where he was accused of misappropriating church funds as well as sexual abuse.

The criminal complaint from Minnesota said that the 14-year-old girl, whose name is redacted, was praying after school at Blessed Sacrament Church in Greenbush, Minn., when Father Jeyapaul told her to come into the rectory.

The girl claimed that when she refused to touch his genitals, he told her it was a sin and said he “could make her life miserable.” She said he then pushed her down onto a couch, touched her breasts and pulled down his pants.

The woman, now 20, has brought a lawsuit against the Diocese of Crookston.

Now he is arrested and he will be extradicted to USA.

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Kirtivasan March 19, 2012  

The law mechanism should take strict action on the Father.
There are a lot of such incidents around religious leaders and christians normally are dignified. But sadly some exceptions are there.

sm March 19, 2012  


RNSANE March 20, 2012  

After 21 years as a registered nurse in the field of child sexual abuse and rape, many of it involving priests, this does not at all surprise me. During my four month stay in India, I am very glad to hear that, at long last, after ten years of efforts by the forensic nursing community and forensic experts, forensic nursing will make it debut in India in the near future and services to all should improve.