Accused of abuse against minors, Irish priest of 72 years is deported from Brazil
PJ Kennedy was arrested by the Federal Police in Sao Paulo on Monday and summarily taken to Ireland
December 28, 2011
The Federal Police in São Paulo arrested a 72-year-old Irish priest accused in the court of Dublin in 55 criminal cases for alleged sexual abuse of minors. He was summarily deported to Ireland late on Monday, December 26.
PJ Kennedy was found on Monday morning by agents of the Federal Police who work in offices in São Paulo Interpol - Interpol is the International Police organization that includes 190 countries.
The action was small. The officers approached the defendant, who confirmed his identity and heard the reasons for his arrest, laid out in an arrest warrant issued by Justice of Ireland.
Kennedy, born March 2, 1939, was immediately taken to the International Airport of São Paulo, Guarulhos International . At 23:30 of the second, under escort, he left for London, where the Irish authorities were waiting at the airport.
Interpol reported that since 2003 the target was in Brazil. He settled in Osasco, in São Paulo, and then moved to the capital. To stay, he taught English.
In early 2004, Interpol has formally requested the location of the religious to release his name in blue spreading - list of citizens against whom there are arrest warrants in countries where they lurk.
In January 2004, Kennedy was quoted in the dossier of the Office of Dublin. The paper reports that in August 2003, the accused has committed to pay "the highest compensation in court" for compensation of a victim. The crimes attributed to Kennedy took place in 80 years.
After the settlement, Kennedy moved to Brazil with British passport.
PF watched the movements of the religious had four months, but waited to formalize documentation to stop him.
The plan was to embark Kennedy at 18h46 on Monday in the British Airways flight. The operation was postponed and the shipment was by another airline.
Brazil and Ireland do not have an extradition treaty. The Federal Police acted with caution and secrecy to avoid any judicial remedy Kennedy to block or delay their deportation.
Deportation is compulsory to return to the State of origin of foreigners who illegally enter another country. Such deportation may have support in cases of use of false documents such as visa, or in the exercise of professional activity not authorized.
When the transformation of provisional final protocol to stay in Brazil, Kennedy signed a statement saying that did not respond to no prosecution in their country. The PF cleared to issue the document.
The priest's false declaration paved the way for summary deportations.