Fr. Sleeva Raju Policetti

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Ordained: 1987
Status: Arrested

Diocese: Archdiocese of Chicago IL

Native of India, working in Chicago beginnng 1986. Fled US in 2002 after report to Archdiocese that he was having an “inappropriate relationship” with 16-year-old girl. Warrant issued 5/02. Laicized 2008. Arrested in India 6/03; extradition pending in 3/12. Girl’s attorney indicated she might not want to pursue criminal charges. Chicago to drop plans to extradite as of 5/1/12. Archdiocese previously reached out-of-court settlement with the accuser. Laicized by Vatican in 2008.


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