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Priest Charged with Sexual Assault


May 31, 2023 - Little Grand Rapids RCMP are investigating a report of an 8 year-old girl who was inappropriately touched by a priest while in a Roman Catholic Church.


Investigation determined the child had been at the church alone with the priest, a 48-year-old man from Winnipeg, when he touched her inappropriately and tried to keep her from leaving the building. The child was able to flee to her home.


Arul Savari was arrested and remains in custody. He is charged with Sexual Assault, Sexual Interference, Sexual Exploitation of a Young Person, Luring a Child, and Forcible Confinement.

Savari has also attended the community of Pauingassi First Nation in his role as priest.


Since Savari's arrest, additional youths have been identified as potential victims. Investigators believe there could be more victims. If anyone has any information or is a victim, please contact Little Grand Rapids RCMP at 204-397-2249.

The investigation continues.

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