The Latest: US Judge Orders Priest Held on Abuse Charges
September 25, 2018
The Latest on a former New Mexico priest who fled the U.S. decades ago (all times local):
A federal judge has ordered a priest who fled the U.S. decades ago amid allegations of child sex abuse to be held pending trial.
U.S. Magistrate Judge Karen Molzen ruled Tuesday that Arthur Perrault was a flight risk despite arguments from his defense attorney that he had no passport, no family and no means to leave the country.
Prosecutor Sean Sullivan argued that the 80-year-old priest was a danger to the community.