February 25, 2005

Haitian police question ex-priest from Indiana

Indianapolis Star

By Robert King
February 25, 2005

A former Roman Catholic priest from Indiana was detained and questioned Wednesday by Haitian police amid allegations that his residence was used to plan a massive prison break that occurred Saturday.

Ron Voss, who moved to Haiti after accusations of child sexual abuse were made against him in the Diocese of Lafayette, was questioned for more than five hours Wednesday night. Police also seized his passport.

Voss runs Visitation House, a stopover for mission teams visiting Haiti.

Bill Quigley, an Indianapolis native and law school professor at Loyola University in New Orleans, was part of a team setting up a medical clinic in Haiti and was a temporary resident at Visitation House when police arrived.

Quigley said 12 officers in riot gear, wielding machine guns, cut a lock on the gate and entered the house to search for escaped prisoners, weapons and evidence of the plot that freed nearly 500 inmates from theAbuse Tracker Penitentiary.

Posted by kshaw at February 25, 2005 06:22 AM