Philippines arrests US priest accused of abusing altar boys

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Associated Press
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Thu, 2018-12-06 (All day)

MANILA, Philippines: Philippine immigration authorities say they have arrested an American Roman Catholic priest accused of sexually assaulting altar boys in a remote central town in a case one official described as “shocking and appalling.”
Bureau of Immigration spokeswoman Dana Sandoval says the Rev. Kenneth Bernard Hendricks, who has been indicted in Ohio for illicit s****l conduct in the Philippines, was arrested Wednesday in a church in Naval town in the island province of Biliran.
Sandoval said Thursday that an Ohio court had issued a warrant for the arrest of 77-year-old Hendricks, who has been living in the Philippines for 37 years.
She says the suspect allegedly abused seven victims in 50 counts of molestation in his residence in a case that’s “both shocking and appalling.”

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Philippines arrests US priest accused of abusing altar boys