Fugitive Priest Found

A Roman Catholic priest who has been a fugitive for over 25 years has been arrested.

Arthur J. Perrault been on the run from authorities since 1992 amid sexual abuse allegations.

Perrault now 8o years old was arrested on Thursday in New York and faces seven counts of aggravated sexual abuse and abusive sexual contact with a minor.

The incidents occurred between 1991 and 1992 at the Santa Fe National Cemetery and Kirtland Air Force Base, where Perrault was once a chaplain.

The arrest comes on the heels of growing sexual abuse misconduct allegations among the clergy of the Roman Catholic church. These allegations are not just confined to the United States but in various countries like Australia, Canada and in Latin America.

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