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Jesuit priest faces extradition call over South African abuse allegation :: EWTN News

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Oct 11, 2018 11:00 AM - 1+ week ago

Description: Johannesburg, South Africa, Oct 11, 2018 / 10:00 am (EWTN News/CNA).- A Jesuit priest living in the U.K. is facing a call for extradition to South Africa, where he is accused of sexually abusing a teenager in the 1980s....

Excerpt: A Jesuit priest living in the U.K. is facing a call for extradition to South Africa, where he is accused of sexually abusing a teenager in the 1980s. William Segodisho said at a press conference in Johannesburg Tuesday  that he was sexually abused by Fr. William MacCurtain - a priest of the British province of the Society of Jesus - over a period of years during his stay at the Streetwise Children�s Shelter in Johannesburg. MacCurtain ran the shelter at that time. MacCurtain is now 84 years old and living in a nursing home in the English city of Bournemouth. According to the Society of Jesus, MacCurtain was removed from ministry in 2001, when the U.K. province was first informed of the allegations against him. Segodisho said that he was 13 years old when he met MacCurtain, who offered him shelter and protection, even paying for him to attend a private school for a period of time. The abuse, he ...

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