Friday, February 18, 2011

Priest arrested
Priest Arrested In Kidnapping, Sex Assault Case
Police: Woman Says Visiting Priest Held Her Against Her Will
POSTED: 12:01 pm HST February 17, 2011
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Comments (4)HONOLULU -- Honolulu police on Wednesday arrested a 56-year-old priest at an East Honolulu Church in connection with the sexual assault and kidnapping of a woman.

The incident happened at the Saint Sophia Ukrainian Greek Catholic Mission Sunday, police said. The priest, who is not from Hawaii, was visiting the church, they said.

A 55-year-old woman told authorities the priest held her against her will and sexually assaulted her.

Officers arrested the priest on charges of kidnapping and fourth-degree sexual assault, which is inappropriate touching.

The St. Sophia Ukrainian Greek Catholic Mission referred KITV4s questions to the Saint Nicholas Eparchy in Chicago.

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