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Video: Federal Lawsuit Filed Against Indian Bishop for Reinstatement of Convicted Predator Priest Fr. Joseph Jeyapaul

4/18/2016 12:01:00 PM

Bishop Amalraj, with permission from Pope Francis, returned Jeyapaul to ministry after his sexual abuse conviction in Minnesota

Survivor Megan Peterson will speak publicly about the nuisance lawsuit and Jeyapaul’s return to active ministry and the danger to kids in India

Joseph Jeyapaul Timeline
Peterson Complaint 4-18-16
5-8-2010 Jeyapaul Support Letter - 500 signatures

Jeyapaul - Petition to Enter Guilty Plea
Jeyapaul Photos

WHAT: At a press conference Tuesday in St. Paul, live-streamed from the law office of Jeff Anderson & Associates, sexual abuse survivor Megan Peterson and Attorney Jeff Anderson will announce the filling of a federal lawsuit naming the Diocese of Ootacamund, India, as defendants. A letter, sent to Anderson and Roseau County Attorney Lisa Hanson and signed by over 500 Jeyapaul supporters in India, will also be released as evidence of the public danger (nuisance) permitted by the Indian Bishop and Vatican.

On January 16, 2016, with the permission of Pope Francis, Bishop Amalraj lifted the suspension of Father Joseph Jeyapaul. In 2015, after his extradition from India, Jeyapaul plead guilty to criminal sexual conduct involving the sexual abuse of a minor girl while he worked in the Diocese of Crookston in 2005.

WHEN: Tuesday, April 19, 2016 at 1:00PM CT

WHERE: Jeff Anderson & Associates
              366 Jackson St. Suite 100
              St. Paul, MN 55101


*Copies of the complaint and the letter from 500 Indian supporters will be available Tuesday on our website.

Contact Jeff Anderson: Office: 651.227.9990 Mobile: 612.817.8665
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