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SA court orders priest's extradition to Germany

By Sapa-AFP | 2014-06-11 08:09:15.0 | COMMENTS [ 8 ]

A South African regional court Tuesday cleared the extradition of a German Catholic priest wanted in his home country for the sexual abuse of children, a court official said.

After six years of court cases, Georg Kerkhoff could finally be sent home to face charges if the South African justice minister approves the judicial decision, according to a court clerk.

The judge in the town of Brits, northwest of Johannesburg, ordered Tuesday that Kerkhoff, aged in his fifties, be detained "pending the decision of the minister. The decision should made within 72 hours."

He had been free on bail since last September.

Originally from Aachen in West Germany, Kerkhoff was sought for alleged pedophilia. He had made a new start in South Africa, where he then was accused of relapsing.

Four boys - then aged nine and ten - who attended a German-language Catholic youth camp near Johannesburg in 2008 complained about offers to sleep in the priest's bed and inappropriate fondling.

During the court case Kerkhoff found refuge in a Catholic diocese in the eastern province of KwaZulu-Natal.

The Southern African Catholic Bishops' Conference earlier denied any connection with Kerkhoff, or having invited him to work in the country.

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MommaC

*sigh* Why was this piece of shiit ever allowed into the country to start with?

2014-06-11 08:36:09.0 | 0 replies

Tsar-Rasputin

Times are changing,I believe that Catholics are having a liberal Pope It’s time that they review their doctrine on celibacy practice. Jesus had a dual composition of God and man. However, Priests are normal human beings like Abraham, King Solomon, King David, Jacob, Joseph etc. They must be allowed to fall in love and have children, whilst serving God and fulfilling their vocation.In the interim lets pray for them

2014-06-11 08:59:31.0 | 0 replies

Mapholobakay1

Germans=Afrik@ners. They are both perverted, sick and evil. GERMANS-Mass murder of Jews. Afrik@ners-Mass murder of South Africans. Sodomy, paedophile, incest, bestiality and child p0rn what they live.

2014-06-11 09:18:01.0 | 4 replies

RobinX

STOP THIS RACIST SH!T!!!!

2014-06-11 10:00:18.0 | 0 replies

ytieduniS

Mapholobakay1 - Does that mean that black people have german blood in them? Because they sure like killing, raping, incest, bestiality and child porn :P

2014-06-11 10:25:54.0 | 0 replies

ytieduniS

Mapholobakay1 - Tell us more about the cop that paid R50 to have time with a 13 year old prostitute...

2014-06-11 10:33:39.0 | 1 replies

oldlady12

Sin, or what about going all the way back to the time of Modjadji, who were impregnated by her father, then banished?

2014-06-11 13:48:02.0 | 0 replies

oldlady12

Maps1, ag nee wat. We can't compete with you guys at all in these departments. 1994, over 1mil Rwandans killed by other Rwandans in 100 days. We've tried, but you best us every time.

2014-06-11 13:52:20.0 | 0 replies
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