Fr. Shamaun Beas

Ordained: 1994
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Diocese of Grand Rapids MI

Extern priest from Pakistan. Arrested in 5/04 in an internet sting and charged with soliciting sex over the Internet from someone he believed to be a 14-year-old girl. Had previously exhibited “questionable behavior” and was sent for therapy. Sentenced to 5 to 20 years in 3/06. Later sentenced to 1 year for abuse of a girl. Withdrew guilty plea to additional charges in another county in 7/08. The girl’s sister also alleged abuse. Sentenced to another 16-24 months in 10/08 for abuse of both sisters.

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