Fr. Sleeva Raju Policetti

Diocese:  Archdiocese of Chicago


Native of India, he had been working in Chicago since 1986. Fled US in 2002 after being reported to Archdiocese for allegedly having an “inappropriate relationship” with 16 yr old girl. Warrant issued 5/02. Arrested in India 6/03; extradition pending in 3/12. Girl’s attorney indicated she might not want to pursue criminal charges. Chicago will drop plans to extradite as of 5/1/12. Archdiocese previously reached out-of-court settlement with the accuser. Laicized by Vatican in 2008.


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