Chilean pedophile case snares church

The family of a minor repeatedly abused by a Catholic priest is seeking legal action against Bishopric of Punta Arenas for "obstructing justice."

The family alleges religious authorities failed to disclose the current address of the culprit who was sentenced to jail in absentia, the Merco Press reported Thursday.

The priest, VĂ­ctor Hugo Carrera, was charged with child sexual abuse in 1999, but in 2000 he left Chile for Mexico and now apparently lives in Italy.

The family requested the extradition of Carrera from Italy in 2001, but the documentation was reported lost in a Roman court.