Latvian vicar arrested on sex abuse allegations

Latvian police say they have arrested three men including a Lutheran vicar on allegations that they sexually abused children.
A police statement Thursday describes the other two suspects as a security guard at a children's hospital and a former convict.
The Evangelical Lutheran Church of Latvia identified the vicar as Agris Levalds, an assistant pastor in the city of Daugavpils in southeastern Latvia. Church spokeswoman Rita Bruvere said Levalds had been a Catholic priest before converting to the Lutheran church in February 2009.
Police spokesman Toms Sadovskis said the three men are suspected of abusing children, including orphans, in the past five years.