Polish police find priest sough by Dominican Republic
WARSAW, Poland – Polish police said Wednesday they have located a catholic priest Wojciech Gil (Padre Alberto) sought by Interpol on suspicion he sexually abused children in the Dominican Republic, Associated Press reports.
The prelate native of Poland was found in a location near the southern city of Krakow, police spokeswoman Katrzyna Cislo told The Associated Press. He was not detained because Interpol only asked to locate him. Gil, 36, was instructed to notify police of any change of location.
Cislo said that to arrest him, the police would need a request from Dominican investigators. Poland does not have an extradition treaty with the Dominican Republic.
A spokesman for Polish prosecutors said they are also investigating whether Gil committed any wrongdoing in Poland.
Gil was in Poland on vacation when the allegations surfaced in late May and has not returned to the Dominican Republic, where he led a parish in the mountain town of Juncalito for eight years. He has denied wrongdoing in phone calls to Dominican reporters.
Also sought by Dominican authorities is catholic bishop and former Vatican envoy Jozef Wesolowski, charged with soliciting minors for sex in and around the capital of Santo Domingo, together with Gil.
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