Priest Gets Time Served, Faces Deportation In Sex Abuse CaseA Catholic priest who pleaded guilty last month to criminal sexual misconduct has been essentially sentenced to time served. The Rev. Joseph Jeyapaul was sentenced Monday to a year and a day in prison in connection with the 2005 abuse of a teenage girl.
Ex-Employee Calls For Review Of Archdiocese FilesA former Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis employee is calling for a "comprehensive, external review" of priest files. Jennifer Haselberger released a statement Saturday asking Archbishop John Nienstedt to publicize a list of clergy who have engaged in acts of sexual misconduct, as well as those who could pose a threat to children. Haselberger worked at the archdiocese from 2008 to last April, when she resigned because of concerns about the way sexual abuse allegations were handled.
Blue Earth Catholic Priest Accused Of Sexually Assaulting GirlA 47-year-old Blue Earth man, who is also Catholic priest, has been charged with allegedly sexually assaulting a 12-year-old girl, according to the Faribault County Attorney’s Office.