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Argentina: 2 priests arrested for allegedly abusing children

AP  |  Buenos Aires 

Authorities in say they have arrested two Roman Catholic priests accused of sexually and physically abusing at least eight children at a school for youths with hearing disabilities.

The priests are 82-year-old Nicolas Corradi and 55-year-old Horacio Corbacho. Three other men who worked at the school in northern were also arrested this week. The suspects have not yet commented publicly about the allegations.

The provincial Mendoza has suspended classes at the Antonio Provolo Institute for children with hearing impairment. It's also banned faculty and staff from having any contact with students.

The Mendoza archbishop's office is expressing solidarity with the victims and says it's cooperating with authorities. The abuse allegations surfaced after a complaint by provincial lawmaker Daniela Garcia, who spoke to a witness through an interpreter.

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First Published: Thu, December 01 2016. 00:57 IST