Catholic priest arrested for allegedly molesting 11-year-old boys in Nyamlel sparking protests

A Catholic priest in Wau Diocese arrested for allegedly assaulting two 11-year-old boys in church, sparking outrage and protests against foreign priests in the area.

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A catholic priest at Nyamlel Saint Theresa Parish of Wau Diocese has been arrested for allegedly engaging in a sexual act with two little 11-year-old boys on Thursday last week.

The church members allege that the priest was caught red-handed practicing what they call an “evil act” in the church.

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The residents in Nyamlel are now protesting against foreign priests in Wau Diocese as a whole who they say are “causing problems in the area.”


Authorities in Aweil town confirmed that the suspect is in police custody under the investigation

“The two molested boys were taken to the hospital in Aweil Town,” said one church member, “ We don’t need foreign priests anymore, we don’t need Wau Diocese if they are bringing such people. We also don’t need MMI Christian mission which is responsible for St. Teresa Nyamlel Parish now”

“The priest deceived very little boys who don’t know anything and convinced them to enter into his room and then, he started raping them. This is a demonic act. These priests here are Indians,” a community member stated “The children became very sick and were then asked what happened to them and they explained.”

“The next morning, in Nyamlel Comboni Primary School it repeated itself. Then students started beating one priest until some of his teeth were broken off but he is not the one who committed this crime. He is seriously beaten. The priest who committed a crime closed himself into a room until police arrived for rescue.

They said the priest admitted committing the crime, but said he did not know why he did it.

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