Priest Convicted Of Sex Abuse Now Ministering In India

By Joseph Jeyapaul
CBS Minnesota
April 19, 2016

[with video]

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — An Indian priest who was convicted of sexual abuse against a minor in Minnesota is now back in ministry.

Father Joseph Jeyapaul was convicted last summer for sexually abusing a girl when he was working at the Blessed Sacrament in Greenbush and St. Joseph’s in Middle River in 2004 and 2005.

Jayapaul was ordained in India and was assigned to the Diocese of Crookston, Minnesota.

Now, county attorneys say with permission from the Vatican, Jeyapaul is back to work in India.

The woman who says she was abused by Jeyapaul in 2004 and 2005 called the move “a continuation to the path of destruction that the Catholic Church has already brought to my life, brought to my family and the communities all around this area.”


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