Police executed search warrants at the offices of the Catholic Diocese of Dallas on Wednesday along with two other buildings, after an investigation into child sexual abuse allegations against a former priest uncovered claims against others, Dallas police said.
Investigators with the Dallas Police Department said last August their Child Exploitation Squad received information about sexual abuse allegations against a priest who used to work in Dallas named Edmundo Paredes. He is believed to have fled Texas following claims that he abused three teenagers.
Investigators said the information came from the Dallas Catholic Diocese and their investigation, which included interviews with possible victims, witnesses, and suspects, led to an arrest warrant for Paredes.
To further these investigations, police said, they obtained and Wednesday executed multiple search warrants to collect evidence including any data and documentation of previous reports of abuse that may be held by the Dallas Catholic Diocese.
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