1 Mar 2013

Fiji police say Catholic priest suspected of multiple rapes

11:52 am on 1 March 2013

Fiji police say they have questioned a Catholic priest who is suspected of having committed several rapes.

A police spokesperson, Naina Ragigia, has told the Fiji Times that the priest is the prime suspect in a series of alleged rapes.

She said a complaint was lodged last week and since then other victims have come forward.

The Archbishop elect Father Peter Loy Chong says he is aware of the incident and has spoken to the priest concerned.

He says the church will let the law take its course but emphasises that sex abuse involving the clergy won't be condoned.