April 25, 2005

Retired Priest To Be Arraigned On Sex Abuse Charges


POSTED: 6:15 am EDT April 25, 2005
UPDATED: 6:18 am EDT April 25, 2005

WORCESTER, Mass. -- A retired priest accused of sexually abusing altar boys in Massachusetts is scheduled to be arraigned Monday in Worcester Superior Court.

The Rev. Paul Desilets was indicted by a Worcester County grand jury in April 2002 on charges of molesting 18 altar boys between 1978 and 1984 at Our Lady of Assumption Parish in Bellingham, Mass.

He was arrested in Canada, where he has lived in a clergy retirement home since 1984, but his extradition was delayed by Canadian courts until Desilets abandoned his appeals earlier this month.

Posted by kshaw at April 25, 2005 06:23 AM