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U.S. Priests Accused Of Sexual Abuse Found Refuge in Scandinavia

At least two priests thought to have engaged in paedophilia in the United States have not only continued to work in Scandinavia unharmed, but stand accused of similar crimes there as well, national broadcaster SVT reports.

One of the priests was active in three different Catholic parishes in Gary, Indiana during the 1980s and was listed as “credibly accused” of abusing six children. As the church’s internal investigation was never handed over to the police, the priest was safely moved to Sweden in 2000.

The Swedish Catholic Church’s communications officer Kristina Hellner confirmed that the man worked in Gothenburg and Falun. There, he was accused of sexual assault, this time against a woman. The Catholic Church of Sweden never reported the accusations to the police, as the woman was reluctant to testify.

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