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Ex-priest faces charges in alleged murder plot

November 23, 2010

Texas police have arrested a suspended Catholic priest, charging that he had attempted arrange the murder of a young man who had accused him of sexual abuse.

John Fiala, who has been removed from ministry after abuse complaints, faces a charge of murder solicitation. He allegedly offered to pay a man to kill the boy who filed a lawsuit, claiming that Fiala had raped him at gunpoint.

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