A married woman was sexually exploited by some priests. This incident sock the priest community and plunged the Malankara Orthodox Church into controversy. The woman’s husband filed a case against these priests with the church claiming that he had “sufficient evidence”. Two priests, namely Fr Abraham Varghese and Fr Jaise K George surrender today to police.
The allegation that a married woman was sexually exploited was of a very serious nature and of deep concern in Kerala. According to reports, these priests used the woman confessions as a blackmail tool. Police open an inquiry and today Fr Abraham Varghese, know as Sony, surrendered before Thiruvalla magistrate court and Fr Jaise K George, did same at Kollam Crime Branch office. A bit earlier, Fr Johnson V Mathew was arrested by police at his home.
These priests have been relieved from their church duties temporarily to allow police to continue with the inquiry.
Three priests arrested in Kerala church sexual abuse