Three Sikh Priests Arrested in Sex Case

Edmonton Sun [Canada]
December 30, 2006

Winnipeg -- Three priests from a Sikh temple in the Winnipeg suburb of St. Vital have been arrested amid allegations of inappropriate sexual conduct, Sun Media has learned.

The three men, all of whom are priests at the Gurdwara Nanaksar temple, were arrested by Winnipeg police last Saturday and released from custody the next morning on promises to appear in court, which they are scheduled to do in February.

Police are still looking for a fourth suspect, believed to be in Vancouver.

Sgt. Kelly Dennison, a spokesman for Winnipeg police, declined to say exactly what charges the men are facing, but did say the charges are of a "sexual nature."

The lawyer representing the priests said his clients deny any wrongdoing.

"My clients deny the allegations and maintain they are innocent of all charges," said Sheldon Pinx.


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