East Timor abruptly postponed the trial of a defrocked American priest dealing with allegations he sexually abused younger ladies at a kids’s shelter he ran in a distant enclave in East Timor — probably the most Catholic locations on Earth
OECUSSE, East Timor — East Timor abruptly postponed the trial Monday of a defrocked American priest dealing with allegations he sexually abused younger ladies at a kids’s shelter he ran in a distant enclave in East Timor — probably the most Catholic locations on Earth.
Quickly after Richard Daschbach, a former missionary from Pennsylvania, arrived within the courtroom, judges mentioned they wanted extra time to make revisions to paperwork and requested the 84-year-old defendant to return on Tuesday.
The previous priest is charged with 14 counts of sexual abuse of kids underneath the age of 14, in addition to counts of kid pornography and home violence, based on the nation’s Prosecutor Basic.
The case in opposition to Daschbach represents East Timor’s first youngster intercourse case introduced in opposition to a priest, nevertheless it has been sophisticated by his hero standing and dependable devotion from followers.
Allegations that Daschbach was abusing kids at his shelter first surfaced three years in the past.
An official on the Catholic church in East Timor’s capital, Dili, mentioned Daschbach was defrocked in 2018 after he confessed to the abuses. Former donors additionally mentioned he admitted it to them, however the ex-priest has not admitted to it publicly.