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Ex-Salvadoran Official In Custody In Mass.


A former El Salvadoran military official who is accused of playing a role in the 1989 massacre of six Jesuit priests has been taken into custody in Massachusetts.

A spokeswoman for the U.S. Attorney's office in Boston says Inocente Orlando Montano was arrested without incident on Tuesday.

Montano made a brief initial appearance in U.S. District Court and was scheduled to return for a bail hearing later in the day.

A human rights organization said earlier this month that Montano had been living in Everett.

Montano faces a charge in the U.S. of making false statements on an immigration document.

Nine ex-soldiers and officials recently turned themselves over to an El Salvador court after being indicted in connection with the killings. Montano, who was among those indicted, has denied involvement.

This program aired on August 23, 2011. The audio for this program is not available.

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