Settlement Reached in Federal Lawsuit Involving Diocese in India
Jennie Lissarrague, Eye Witness News 5, KSTP.com, October 03, 2016
A settlement has been reached that prevents a priest convicted of sexual abuse from returning to the ministry.
Prosecutors say the Rev. Joseph Palanivel Jeyapaul assaulted Megan Peterson multiple times in 2004 and 2005, starting when she was 14. Jeyapaul was a priest at the Blessed Sacrament Church in Greenbush, Minnesota, near the Canadian border, at the time.
The attorney’s office says Jeyapaul fled to his native India in August 2005 and continued to serve as a priest. He was arrested in India by Interpol in 2012 and extradited to the U.S. in November 2014.
At that time, an additional . . .
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