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Filipino priest wanted in Texas

05:10 AM January 18, 2019

Fr. Edmundo Paredes —AP

An arrest warrant has been issued for a former Texas priest accused of molesting teenagers more than a decade ago, after a new alleged victim came forward.

Edmundo Paredes is believed to have fled Texas after sexual assault allegations involving three teenagers were made public in August.

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The Dallas Morning News reports that Dallas Catholic Diocese officials have said they believe Paredes may have returned to his native, the Philippines.

 

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The newspaper reported that an arrest warrant was issued last week after a fourth potential victim came forward. Police said the warrant was for the offense of sexual assault of a child. — AP

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