Attorney: US priest lived with multiple boys

На Филиппинах священника арестовали за надругательство над детьми

На Филиппинах священника арестовали за надругательство над детьми

The move followed a request by the US Department of Homeland Security after Hendricks was indicted for engaging in illicit sexual conduct in foreign places, said Mr Bobby Raquepo, who heads the immigration bureau's fugitive search unit.

Each of the 50 counts is punishable by up to 30 years in prison upon conviction, U.S. Attorney Benjamin Glassman said Thursday at a news conference in Cincinnati.

"Several of his victims have come forward with their statements", she said, adding that the priest allegedly warned the victims that they would go to prison if they told anyone about his actions. Another said he was first abused when he was seven.

In the Philippines, Hendricks lived and worked in Naval, the main town in the island province of Biliran. Federal officials accuse him of leading a depraved existence there.

The American priest allegedly molested a number of boys living in his residence.

The priest is quoted as saying, "they will decide, ask you what your decision is, what you're going to do, whether there will be a case or not or whether, you know, a settlement, I don't know".

USA authorities provided information about the alleged sexual assaults to Philippines officials, Sandoval added.

The Philippines is Asia's biggest Catholic country and has also seen sexual abuse charges levelled against its clergy.

"We will not allow sexual predators to prey on our children."

Sandoval called the case "both shocking and appalling".

The priest was arrested Tuesday evening, local time.

The US Embassy is reportedly processing the revocation of Hendrick's passport to help facilitate his immediate deportation.

Hendricks was flown back to Manila, the capital, where the USA embassy is taking steps to enable his deportation to face charges in the US state of OH, she added. The priest would often pass through Los Angeles before visiting OH for months at a time, he said. The Archdiocese of Cincinnati issued a statement saying Hendricks is not a local priest. The detention of Meng Wanzhou, Huawei's chief financial officer, comes after American authorities reportedly launched an investigation into suspected Iran sanctions by Huawei, which was already under scrutiny by U.S. intelligence officials who deemed the company a national security threat.

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The abuse of children or any vulnerable person is abhorrent and needs to be prosecuted.

"Our reach is global", he added, citing his office's work with other agencies.