Fr. Juan Bazalar
Diocese: Archdiocese of New York NY
Peruvian. Indicted in 1991 for sexually abusing a 15-year-old altar boy at St. Peter’s Church in Monticello. Fled to Canada. Extradited and then convicted in 1993. Sentenced to 5-15 years in state prison. Conviction overturned. Found not guilty at second trial. Returned to Peru.
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