Fr. Peter Kiarie

Diocese:  Archdiocese of New York

Religious Order:  Holy Ghost Fathers

Notes:  Kiarie (also spelled Kiare in some articles) was arrested 6/02 on charges of sexually abusing a 12 yr old youth on outing at park. He was in New York on speaking tour to raise money for Kenya churches. Kid told mom when he got home and she told church officials who told DA. In 8/02 Kiarie rejected plea bargain that would have given him 90 days in jail and demanded a trial. Jury found him not guilty 4/03. Kiarie has said he will return to Kenya immediately.

Sources:  NY Daily News 06.26.02; NY Times 06.26.02; Daily News 06.27.02; Newsday 06.27.02; Newsday 06.27.02; NY Post 06.27.02; NY Times 06.27.02; NY Post 07.20.02; Daily News 04.23.03; Daily News 04.24.03; Daily News 04.25.03


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