A heartbroken priest is being hunted by police over claims he nursed an 18-year-old lady whereas working on the college the place she studied earlier than fleeing to Italy along with her.
Father Alex Crow, praised on-line for his attractiveness and who as soon as claimed he was the topic of a “little exorcism,” is on the run with a former scholar of McGill-Toolen High School in Mobile, Alabama.
During an preliminary investigation, police found a love letter between 30-year-old Crow and the Valentine’s teen when she was nonetheless in highschool. The teen, who has not been recognized, graduated final May as a member of the category of 2023.
“There was clearly a different relationship than a priest and a student,” stated Mobile County Sheriff Paul Burch.
The Archdiocese of Mobile fired Crow, a former rock musician, in July after he left his submit at Corpus Christi Catholic Church on the outskirts of the town.
At the time of writing, Crow and the teenager stay in Europe and apparently haven’t any plans to return. She allegedly informed family that she is completely satisfied and requested them to depart her alone.
Female followers on-line have raved about Crow’s brooding look, with one Facebook commenter writing, “He’s cute,” and one other including, “He was a handsome priest.”
Police are searching for a now-deflected ‘heartbreaking priest’ who reportedly fled to Italy with an 18-year-old girl who police say was cared for by him as a highschool scholar
Father Alex Crow — who as soon as claimed he was the topic of a “little exorcism” — is on the run with a former scholar at McGill-Toolen High School in Alabama
During an preliminary investigation, police found a love letter between Crow and Valentine’s teen when she was nonetheless in highschool
In a press release, Burch stated the previous priest and frontman of the rock band could have introduced the younger girl to Italy to try an exorcism.
The sheriff stated Crow has a fascination with demons and exorcism, which is supported by the previous priest’s personal phrases throughout classes.
“Former McGill-Toolen students told (a local newspaper) that Crow would talk to classes about demons and exorcisms.” in accordance with a report.
Crow himself is a graduate of McGill-Toolen and later attended a seminary referred to as St. Joseph earlier than incomes his Master of Divinity diploma in Indiana.
The departed clergyman additionally went to Sant’ Anselmo in Rome, Italy, the place he earned a Bachelor of Sacred Theology and studied demons and exorcisms in depth.
In lectures posted on-line, Crow mentioned his fascination with possession and different supernatural encounters in nice element.
“I grew up in a weird house, both familial, but also a lot of weird things happen in the house,” he stated throughout a podcast look in July 2022.
“You could hear things moving or banging in different rooms. I occasionally saw things as a kid, always assuming I was a little hyper or just looking into things too much,” Crow stated on the time.
The former Church member additionally described a time when he had well being issues similar to chest ache and migraines. He stated the trigger couldn’t be decided.
Crow claimed that he underwent a “little exorcism” and that he initially had a “negative reaction,” however that he “felt better right away when it was over.”
The Archdiocese of Mobile eliminated Crow (pictured in October 2020) from workplace in July after they stated he had left his submit at Corpus Christi Catholic Church
Crow was a priest at Corpus Christi Catholic Church (pictured) in Mobile, Alabama
The ‘heartbreaking priest’ Alex Crow pictured sporting his Roman collar in a photograph posted on-line
During an preliminary investigation, police found a love letter between Crow (pictured left) and Valentine’s Day teen when she was nonetheless in highschool.
The departed clergyman additionally went to Sant’ Anselmo in Rome, Italy, the place he earned a Bachelor of Sacred Theology and studied demons and exorcisms in depth
The younger girl’s mother and father have been attributable to maintain a press convention on Thursday, however canceled the occasion out of concern for his or her daughter’s security.
“They’re afraid something is going to happen to their daughter,” lawyer Christine Hernandez informed NBC 15 News.
“She’s with someone the sheriff considers a predator,” she stated.
After the couple was found in Italy, the younger girl reportedly informed a relative that “she went with him of her own free will.”
She additionally claimed that there was no romantic relationship between them and that they have been staying in separate bedrooms.
In a July 26 assertion from the Archdiocese of Mobile, officers stated Crow had “resigned his assignment in the diocese” and was exhibiting habits “totally inappropriate for a priest.”
Archbishop Thomas J. Rodi informed Crow that “he may no longer serve as a priest, nor tell people he is a priest, nor dress as a priest.”
The archdiocese stated on the time “due to the circumstances of his departure, we have reported this to the prosecutor.”
He had been ordained as a priest solely two years earlier, in June 2021.
Before becoming a member of the Church, Crow led a band referred to as ‘Alex Crow & The Altar Boys’, which performed within the Mobile, Alabama space.
Before becoming a member of the Church, Crow (pictured) fronted a band referred to as “Alex Crow & The Altar Boys,” which performed within the Mobile, Alabama space
The younger girl Crow eloped with is a current graduate of McGill-Toolen High School
Some on-line have claimed that due to his attractiveness, the priest was in a position to get away with attainable indiscretions. In the picture: Crow throughout a lecture
Burch and different officers have stated they’re persevering with the investigation and searching for any further victims of the previous priest.
The legislation officer says extra feminine college students could also be concerned.
Some on-line have claimed that due to his attractiveness, the priest was in a position to get away with attainable indiscretions.
In a press release to native media, the Mobile District Attorney’s Office stated they’re cooperating with the sheriff’s workplace within the investigation.
“This is an active investigation, so we are limited in what we can say to protect the integrity of the investigation,” an official stated.
“The circumstances surrounding this case are concerning, and it has the full attention of the Mobile County District Attorney’s Office,” the assertion stated.