Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Ex-priest accused of abuse to be extradited
Last updated June 9, 2009 6:56 p.m. PT
Ex-priest accused of abuse to be extradited to UK
LOS ANGELES -- A Los Angeles judge has ruled that a former Catholic priest suspected of abusing altar boys in the United Kingdom can be extradited to face trial there.
James Robinson is accused of abusing four boys in the 1970s and '80s before and after he served as a priest in three parishes in Coventry and Birmingham, England.
Police issued an arrest warrant against the 71-year-old Robinson in August after he was tracked down by a BBC program and challenged in person by one of his accusers.
Robinson, who moved to California in 1985, was arrested in January in Duarte. A message was left Tuesday with Robinson's public defender.
The judge's ruling on Thursday gives Robinson 60 days to appeal.

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