Fugitive Catholic priest sought for alleged sexual assault of minor

By David Jackson, Gary Marx and Ritu Sarin*

Accused of sexually assaulting a 16-year-old Chicago girl, the Rev. Sleeva Raju Policetti fled to his native India in 2002

Excerpts from this story referencing "India":

"… Sleeva Raju Policetti fled Illinois nearly a decade ago to his native India, where the Roman Catholic archbishop of Hyderabad soon issued an order bar …"

"… civil justice never caught up to the fugitive ex-priest, whose lawyers in India have fought efforts to extradite him to Chicago to face 20 felony counts o …"

"… approval of top officials from the U.S. State and Justice departments and India's Ministry of External Affairs.But years into the grinding legal process, …"

"… cape from Chicago, records also show that top church officials here and in India pressed hard for Policetti's return and expressed fury at his alleged crim …"