U.S. priest ar­rested in Philip­pines

The Maui News - - WORLD -

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.

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