Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Priest Charged With Child Abuse Captured

Kansas: A 51-year-old Catholic priest wanted in Texas for four counts of sexual abuse of a child was arrested Friday in Lawrence.

The U.S. Marshals Service tracked down John M. Fiala, 51, after receiving a tip on his whereabouts. Fiala was charged Tuesday in Edwards County, Texas, with the abuse.

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Fiala had earlier been named in a civil lawsuit for allegedly sexually assaulting a 16-year-old boy at gunpoint in Texas. He was staying with friends in Lawrence. Before that he had stayed in Omaha, where he had previously served as a priest.