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Reverend Lowe Dongor has fled the United States for his native Philippines, it is believed. The Roman Catholic priest from a Massachusetts diocese is facing charges of possessing child pornography and stealing from his parish. A spokesman for the Worcester district attorney’s office say that a default warrant has been issued for the priest after he failed to show up for a 25 October court hearing.
Worcester Bishop Robert McManus has said that he has informed the Catholic leadership in the Philippines that Dongor may be there. Authorities found images of preteen girls on Dongor’s computer while it was being serviced. He also is accused of stealing money- usually $40 to $60 from the parish in Fitchburg upon several occasions. He pled not guilty to the charges and was released on personal recognizance.