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Priest in custody for alleged sexual abuse

A prominent Jesuit priest was taken into custody on Friday by Federal agents on possible charges that the priest may have had sex with a minor seven years ago.

The priest was first taken into custody by Wisconsin authorities on Thursday. Officials said that the priest failed to keep his sex-offender registry updated and then later turned over to immigrations and customs agents for other possible charges.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Julie B. Ruder told U.S. Magistrate Judge Arlander Keys that the priest was a flight risk and a danger to the community. Judge Keys then ordered the priest to be held in federal custody.

There are a number of lawsuits that are pending that are charging the priest of having sexually abused boys for years.

The story was covered in the Pioneer Press but not the Star Tribune.