Pinoy priest stirs Dallas police raid
The raids were connected to the investigation of a fugitive Filipino priest named Edmundo Paredes and at least five new allegations of abuse against other suspects, police said. Police served search warrants at the headquarters of the diocese, a storage location and offices of a local church. “These investigations stem from additional allegations made after the case against Mr. Paredes became public,” Major Max Geron of the Dallas police said. Paredes is charged with sexual abuse of a child and accused of molesting at least three other minors. He disappeared from the suburban Dallas church where he served for decades and is believed to have fled to his native Philippines. The Dallas diocese said the raids did not involve any suspects who had not been publicly disclosed on a list of 31 predator priests going back to the 1950s. The diocese released the list in January.