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Defrocked US priest revered in East Timor accused of abuse

Apr. 08, 2021 16:55 PM EDT

It was the same every night. A list of names was posted on the Rev. Richard Daschbach’s bedroom door. The child at the top of the roster knew it was her turn to share the lower bunk with the elderly priest and another elementary school-aged girl. Daschbach was idolized...

Rescuers hampered by damaged roads, more rain in Indonesia

Apr. 05, 2021 11:11 AM EDT

LEMBATA, Indonesia (AP) — Rescuers were hampered by damaged bridges and roads and a lack of heavy equipment Monday after torrential rains caused multiple disasters on remote eastern Indonesian islands as well as in East Timor. At least 133 people died and dozens were...

Ex-US priest on trial in East Timor on sex abuse charges

Feb. 23, 2021 05:18 AM EST

OECUSSE, East Timor (AP) — A defrocked American priest went on trial Tuesday to face charges he sexually abused young girls at his shelter for orphans and children from impoverished families, in the first clergy sex case to emerge in East Timor — the most Catholic place in the world...

East Timor postpones child sex abuse trial of ex-US priest

Feb. 21, 2021 23:06 PM EST

OECUSSE, East Timor (AP) — East Timor abruptly postponed the trial Monday of a defrocked American priest facing allegations he sexually abused young girls at a children’s shelter he ran in a remote enclave in East Timor — one of the most Catholic places on Earth. ...