Arrest Warrant Issued for Missing Dallas Priest

Dallas police have issued a warrant for a priest accused of sexual abuse who hasn't been seen for months, the Dallas County Sheriff's Department confirmed Tuesday.

Police issued the arrest warrant Thursday for 70-year-old Rev. Edmundo Paredes, who served at St. Cecilia Catholic Church in the Diocese of Dallas for 27 years. The warrant lists an offense date of July 8, 1994, the sheriff's department said.

In August, church officials told NBC 5 they believed Paredes may have fled to his native county, the Philippines. However, authorities there told officials at the time they had not located Paredes.

The diocese said accusations that Paredes sexually abused teens surfaced in February 2018, but that Paredes had already been suspended for unrelated accusati...

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