U.S. priest arrested in Philippines
MANILA, Philippines— Philippine immigration authorities 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.”
The Rev. Kenneth Bernard Hendricks, who has been indicted in Ohio for alleged illicit sexual conduct in the Philippines, was arrested in Naval town on the island province of Biliran on Wednesday.
An Ohio court had issued a warrant for the arrest of 77year-old Hendricks, who has been living in the Philippines for 37 years. The U.S. criminal case stemmed from complaints from Filipino minors.