Ohio priest accused of abuse in Philippines

(NBC) - A priest from Cincinnati, Ohio has been arrested in the Philippines over accusations that he sexually abuse alter boys.

Now authorities are trying to determine if he might have sexually abused anyone in the United States.

Kenneth Bernard Hendricks, 77, was taken into and charged with abusing boys as young as 7 years old.

According to U.S. Attorney Ben Glassman, Hendricks met the boys through his Catholic missionary work.

"He befriended them," explained Glassman, who described the behavior as horrifying. "He would invite them to his residence, often to take a bath or a shower."

From there, the abuse escalated, according to Glassman.

Hendricks has been in the Philippines for 37 years, but through passport travel records, investigators found he would regularly return to the States, sometimes for months at a time.