New York: Reverend John Kakkuzhiyill – a 62 year old Indian origin Catholic priest in Central Nebraska has been arrested for sexually abusing a 30-year old woman.
IndianExpose has learned through informed sources that the priest insisted that the young lady meet with the priest on Thanksgiving Day at his place, he poured her an alcoholic drink and strangely woke a few hours later with the priest performing sex with her.
Her account led authorities to arrest and charge the priest with first-degree sexual assault.
In describing the charge in a petition filed Friday in Valley County Court, it noted that the accused subjected a person “to sexual penetration without the consent of the victim.”
In the protection order, the victim said she blacked out and awoke in horror to an assault in progress. She said that Kakkuzhiyil put her hand on his penis and asked her to “put me inside you.”
“I freaked out, jumped off the bed, begged for my clothes, saying repeatedly, ‘This is not OK.’ ”
The charge carries a penalty of up to 50 years in prison.
Kakkuzhiyil had been undergoing inpatient treatment at CHI Health St. Francis, a drug and alcohol addiction treatment facility in Grand Island, according to the Diocese of Grand Island, which covers all of Nebraska west of the Omaha and Lincoln dioceses.
Kakkuzhiyil is an Indian-born U.S. citizen whose service in Nebraska, according to the diocese, began in 2007 when he was named associate pastor of St. Mary’s Cathedral in Grand Island.