April 21, 2006

Fugitive priest hid in Malaysia

The Asian Pacific Post

Thu, April 20 2006

A defrocked American priest wanted on sex charges was hiding out in Malaysia before he was busted trying to reenter the United States via the B.C. border.

Bruce Jacques, 57, who was also a teacher has been arraigned in Manhattan Criminal Court for allegedly sexually molesting a teenage student last year.

Assistant District Attorney Kerry O’Connell said Jacques was returned to New York after he was caught earlier this trying to sneak into the United States from British Columbia on Canada’s west coast.

She said he spent most of his time as a fugitive in Malaysia.

O’Connell said investigators knew Jacques was in Malaysia because he frequently used his Internet e-mail account and they were able to track him.

Posted by kshaw at April 21, 2006 05:45 PM