Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Belgian priest sought by Interpol

Omroep Brabant: ANP Nieuws: Vlaamse pater op lijst Interpol

Interpol has issued a 'red notice' against a Belgian priest. That means that people who know the cleric should contact the police.

The priest has been convicted in Canada for sexual abuse of children and there is still a prison sentence to serve, the Flemish newspaper De Morgen reported Tuesday.

The priest comes from the Flemish town of Roeselare. He went in the seventies to Canada to work among the Inuit, the Eskimos in the north of that country. In 1990 he was in Canada sentenced to five years in prison for rape of eight children. He was released early, went committed similar crimes again in 1995 and was indicted.

With help from the superiors of the Oblates of Mary Imaaculate, the Father could flee to Belgium. Since then the monks have given him shelter.

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