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Published April 04, 2012, 08:35 PM

Former area priest returning to US to face molestation charges

Manilla, PN (WDAY TV) - A former Fargo-area priest is being extradited to the US from the Philippines to face child sex abuse charges.

By: WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY

A former Fargo-area priest is being extradited to the US from the Philippines to face child sex abuse charges.

Fernando Sayasaya was charged in 2002 with gross sexual imposition, accused of fondling 2 boys in the mid-90s. He served parishes in Fargo and West Fargo.

Authorities believe he fled to the Philippines to avoid the charges.

The Fargo Roman Catholic Diocese relieved Sayasaya of his duties in 1998. The Vatican later dismissed him.

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