Extradition Trial of Indian Priest Postponed, SNAP Responds

By David Clohessy
Survivors Network of Those Abused by Priests
May 15, 2012

An India court has postponed the extradition trial of a priest who abused a girl in Minnesota and then fled back to his native India. The trial is set for later this month.

The priest, Fr. Joseph Jeyapaul, abused a girl from the Diocese of Crookston who had approached him for advice on becoming a nun. He faces criminal charges in Minnesota, and SNAP is urging secular and church officials to do what they can to prevent further delays in this trial.

It is very rare that a victim of clergy abuse is able to see her abuser face criminal charges in a court of law, and so SNAP is hoping that all officials involved in this case, both in India and in America, will do everything in their power to see a quick resolution and justice served.


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