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Kerala Priest Arrested For Sexually Assaulting Two Minor Boys

Father Saji Joseph Avangattu, a resident of Kottiyoor in Kannur district, has been absconding since a case was registered against him on July 13.

Neethu Reghukumar | CNN-News18

Updated:July 18, 2017, 1:32 PM IST
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Kerala Priest Arrested For Sexually Assaulting Two Minor Boys
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Thiruvananthapuram: A priest has been arrested for sexually abusing two boys aged between 14 and 15 while he was the director of a destitute home in Kerala’s Wayanad district

Father Saji Joseph Avangattu, a resident of Kottiyoor in Kannur district, has been absconding since a case was registered against him on July 13. He was finally arrested from Mangalore. He will be produced in court on Tuesday.

The issue came to light after the children told their family about the sexual assault. The family informed the school authorities who got in touch with the police and the children helpline.

Police are also investigating if he had subjected more children to sexual abuse.
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