MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A Minnesota priest accused of sexually assaulting two young girls is sitting in a jail, in India Sunday morning.

Fifty-seven-year-old Rev. Joseph Jeyapaul allegedly committed the crimes in the Diocese of Crookston in 2004.

According to the Times of India, he’s expected to appear in a New Delhi court Sunday.

Back in September, the Crookston Diocese agreed to pay $750,000 in a lawsuit settlement to a victim allegedly raped when she was 14 years old.

Jeyapaul was tracked down by Interpol. He has denied the allegations.

Comments (13)
  1. Crazy Joe says:

    As long as stupid people keep giving money to this farce organization they will keep protecting their rapists and pedophiles, sick.

    1. love for Jesus says:

      They are the furthest from Christ, as can be. And you are right. They are a Farce, that has done evil for too long.

  2. Kevin says:


  3. penny says:

    wooo crazy joe-why don’t you check the statistics before blabbing yur mouth.
    Priests have the lowest rate of predatory sex offenders of any religiious professionals and are also far below average for the mainstream line of people so google it to find out yourself know it all

    1. Jason says:

      That’s a great statistic to stand behind! Is that a selling point for people looking to convert? Save your two cents Penny!

    2. anti bachmann says:

      penny (i mean idiot) that was the stupidest thing i have heard anybody say

  4. Judy Jones says:

    Hopefully any others, who may have knowledge or may have been harmed by William Jose Velasquez, will also have the courage to speak up and report it to police, not church officials.

    When victims stay silent, nothing changes. But when victims find the courage to take action, there’s at least a chance for prevention, healing and justice ­ especially when they seek independent sources of support and avoid contacting Catholic officials.

    Judy Jones, SNAP Midwest Associate Director, USA, 636-433-2511
    “Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests” and all clergy.

    (SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests, is the world’s oldest and largest support group for clergy abuse victims.
    SNAP was founded in 1988 and has more than 12,000 members. Despite the word “priest” in our title, we have members who were molested by religious figures of all denominations, including nuns, rabbis, bishops, and Protestant ministers and increasingly, victims who were assaulted in a wide range of institutional settings like summer camps, athletic programs, Boy Scouts, etc. Our website is SNAPnetwork.org)

    1. See BS says:

      You forgot Hollywood casting couch agents, 70’s rock musicians and Public school employees. .

      Throw in University Professors who exchanged sex for a passing grade for the heck of it too.

  5. Turk E says:

    Most perps are parents and family members…so we better just lock everyone up.

    1. Bob says:

      But they don’t have a billion dollar organization protecting them and moving them around like pedo hot potato’s.

  6. Jim says:

    I suppose, he is doing th God’s work by raping little girls. That hat you you in these perverts calling themselves Christians and raping boys and girls. The best thing for these typo of pervert is a firing squad

  7. j speedbag64 says:

    can they just keep him there ….

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