Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Priest arrested

http://www.newstime.co.za/SouthAfrica/Man_Alleges_Catholic_Priest_Raped_Him/19413/
Man Alleges Catholic Priest Raped Him
Tuesday, January 25, 2011 | Comments: 0
The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) has confirmed the arrest of an elderly Catholic priest for the rape of a young man in Mthatha.

NPA regional spokesman Luxolo Tyali told Sapa that the man applied for bail in the Mthatha Magistrate's Court where he appeared yesterday.

He said : "The magistrate reserved his ruling because he wants to apply his mind... because [the priest] is a foreigner. He has to be sure that [the priest] won't leave the country if he is granted bail".

The offence allegedly occurred in 2009.

The 68 year old priest has been in the country since 1998 and runs a youth home for street children.

The complainant lived at the home until the alleged rape occurred.

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