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Indian priest faces human-trafficking charge

December 19, 2012

The Catholic bishops of India’s Kerela state have suspended a priest who faces criminal charges for human trafficking.

Father Jaison Kollannur, who served on the Kerela bishops’ youth commission, is charged with sending young people from India to Texas under false pretenses, claiming that they were involved in a student-exchange program. Father Kollannur allegedly received 55,000 rupees (about $1,000) for each of the 42 students involved.


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