Former Fargo Priest Accused of Molesting Two Teens Makes First Court Appearance

Bail for Fernando Sayasaya was set at $5 million

FARGO, N.D. —¬†Fernando Sayasaya, the former Fargo Catholic priest accused of molesting two underage boys, made his initial court appearance. Over the course of 19 years, it took the Fargo and West Fargo Police Departments, the FBI, U.S. Marshals and the Philippines national police to capture and bring former Catholic priest Fernando Sayasaya back to North Dakota. “I’d be lying…

Five Million Dollar Bail for Former Fargo Priest Accused of Molestation

Prosecutors allege that Sayasaya abused two underage siblings from 1995 to 1998, while he was assigned to the Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church and St. Mary's Cathedral in the Fargo area.

FARGO, N.D. (AP) _ A judge has set bail at $5 million cash for a Catholic priest accused of molesting two boys in North Dakota in the 1990s. Fernando Laude Sayasaya appeared in court on Tuesday via video from the Cass County Jail. He’s facing two counts of gross sexual imposition. Sayasaya was recently returned to the United States from…

Former Fargo Priest’s Arraignment on Child Sex Abuse Charges Delayed

He fled to the Philippines around Christmas of 1998

  FARGO, ND — An arraignment for a former Fargo priest who has been extradited from the Philippines to stand trial on child sexual abuse charges has been delayed. Fernando Sayasaya was set to appear in Cass County District Court today but the hearing was moved at the last minute to Tuesday. Sayasaya was removed from the Fargo Diocese in…