priest.jpgFormer Roman Catholic priest Patrick Joseph McCabe was extradited to Ireland Sunday night to face charges of assaulting six young boys in the Dublin area between 1973 and 1981.

McCabe, 75, worked in several churches in the Santa Rosa Diocese between 1983 and 1987 when he was forced to resign amid allegations he molested four young parishioners in Humboldt County in Northern California. McCabe also briefly served in a Guerneville parish.

The alleged victims sued the Santa Rosa Diocese, alleging the diocese knew McCabe was treated in New Mexico for pedophilia.

McCabe had been in the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service since Aug. 10 pending his extradition to Ireland.

He was turned over Sunday evening at San Francisco International Airport to officers of An Garda Siochana, the National Police of Ireland, Supervising Deputy U.S. Marshal Michael Dyke said.

McCabe faces nine counts of indecent assault and one count of attempted indecent assault on six boys 10-14 years old in two parishes of the Dublin Archdiocese where he was a priest between 1961 and 1983.

He was first accused by Irish police in 1988 and was forced to leave the priesthood that year, according to extradition papers.

Court filings state McCabe left Irish jurisdiction in 1988 and authorities lost track of him until Interpol, the international police agency, reported in 2003 he was living in Alameda.

McCabe surrendered to U.S. Magistrate Maria-Elena James in San Francisco on July 30.

He was placed under house arrest until Aug. 4 when James ordered he be held in custody while awaiting extradition hearings. He was then taken to Santa Rita Jail in Dublin.

On Feb. 22, a federal magistrate in San Francisco ordered him extradited to Ireland.

James Lanaras/Julia Cheever, Bay City News

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  • jcasteix

    We applaud Ireland’s robust criminal statutes for child sexual abuse. It is a shame that McCabe cannot be prosecuted for the crimes he has allegedly committed on the children of California.

    If you are a victim of sexual abuse in California, no matter how long ago the crime occurred, report to law enforcement. California laws requires all appropriate agencies to take your report and treat you with dignity.

    If you have seen or suspected abuse, please report to law enforcement. You can save a child’s life.

    Joelle Casteix
    SNAP Western Regional Director
    jcasteix@gmail.com

  • jcasteix

    We applaud Ireland’s robust criminal statutes for child sexual abuse. It is a shame that McCabe cannot be prosecuted for the crimes he has allegedly committed on the children of California.

    If you are a victim of sexual abuse in California, no matter how long ago the crime occurred, report to law enforcement. California laws requires all appropriate agencies to take your report and treat you with dignity.

    If you have seen or suspected abuse, please report to law enforcement. You can save a child’s life.

    Joelle Casteix
    SNAP Western Regional Director
    jcasteix@gmail.com

  • JuneAnnette

    “Suffer the little children” . . a flagrant abuse of power
    “For there is nothing covered, that shall not be revealed; nor hid, that shall not be known.” (Luke 12:2)
    The time is long overdue to tell the story of what has to be the most unreported news story of the century in the context of the Roman Catholic X files . . time to expose the brutal institutional abuse committed by RC clergy in Northern Ireland, of what can only be regarded as crimes against humanity, which the so-called “princes of the church” of Rome are working tirelessly to consign to history and keep hidden from the public eye, in what amounts to the MOTHER OF ROMAN CATHOLIC COVER UPS!.
    The time is come to expose the depraved men of the cloth in the Roman Catholic Church who subjected vulnerable children to a life of terror and torment, whom they abused with impunity and intimidated into silence.
    The time is come to expose the sick and twisted Romish paedophile priests who stole their innocence and consigned them to a life of unrelenting misery, fear, & trauma, reducing them to nothing more than chattel to be passed among themselves as play things to satisfy their insatiable and depraved sexual appetites. Time to tell the world of the forgotten children, whose harrowing stories of degradation, humiliation, shame, pain, suffering and sorrow cry unto Heaven above for justice and redress.

    Ex. 22:22-23: “Ye shall not afflict any widow, or fatherless child. If thou afflict them in any wise, and they cry at all unto me, I will surely hear their cry . . “
    May God be pleased, in His mercy and providence, to bring the uncensored . . unedited account of these unspeakable crimes to light!
    ‘Catholicabusesurvivorsni’ –
    http://www.catholicabusesurvivorsni.com/?p=279#more-279

  • JuneAnnette

    “Suffer the little children” . . a flagrant abuse of power
    “For there is nothing covered, that shall not be revealed; nor hid, that shall not be known.” (Luke 12:2)
    The time is long overdue to tell the story of what has to be the most unreported news story of the century in the context of the Roman Catholic X files . . time to expose the brutal institutional abuse committed by RC clergy in Northern Ireland, of what can only be regarded as crimes against humanity, which the so-called “princes of the church” of Rome are working tirelessly to consign to history and keep hidden from the public eye, in what amounts to the MOTHER OF ROMAN CATHOLIC COVER UPS!.
    The time is come to expose the depraved men of the cloth in the Roman Catholic Church who subjected vulnerable children to a life of terror and torment, whom they abused with impunity and intimidated into silence.
    The time is come to expose the sick and twisted Romish paedophile priests who stole their innocence and consigned them to a life of unrelenting misery, fear, & trauma, reducing them to nothing more than chattel to be passed among themselves as play things to satisfy their insatiable and depraved sexual appetites. Time to tell the world of the forgotten children, whose harrowing stories of degradation, humiliation, shame, pain, suffering and sorrow cry unto Heaven above for justice and redress.

    Ex. 22:22-23: “Ye shall not afflict any widow, or fatherless child. If thou afflict them in any wise, and they cry at all unto me, I will surely hear their cry . . “
    May God be pleased, in His mercy and providence, to bring the uncensored . . unedited account of these unspeakable crimes to light!
    ‘Catholicabusesurvivorsni’ –
    http://www.catholicabusesurvivorsni.com/?p=279#more-279