MA- Filipino priest extradited back to the USA to face child porn charges, SNAP responds

We are glad that Fr. Lowe Dongor surrendered to Filipino police, after more than a year on the run. Fr. Dongor is wanted for possession of child pornography and theft. 

Fr. Dogor was the associate pastor at St. Joseph’s Parish in the diocese of Worcester in Massachusetts. He is accused of stealing money from the parish and possession of child pornography. He was arraigned in September 2011 for these charges, but fled the country in October 2011.

We are glad that Bishop McManus notified Catholic officials in the Philippians after Fr. Dongor fled the US. We are grateful that the FBI and Filipino authorities were able to work together to get Fr. Dongor extradited back to the US to face charges.

We hope that this will discourage other predator priests from trying to flee justice and that other Catholic officials will do everything in their power to hold predators accountable. 

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