West Midlands detectives are believed to be pressing ahead in their bid to extradite a former Catholic priest from the US.
Officers want to bring back Father James Robinson, who fled to the US in 1985 amid allegations of abusing boys.
TV investigative reporter Paul Kenyon tracked him down to a caravan park in California and brought along one of his alleged victims to confront him, as part of his BBC series Kenyon Confronts.
West Midlands Police recently contacted the campaigning journalist to request he send them a copy of the programme and quizzed him about how to contact the alleged victim.
A senior detective from West Midlands Police also contacted campaigner Donald O'Keefe to inform him that there was no longer any law in California to prevent the
The investigation followed a meeting between police and the CPS on whether extradition would be feasible.
Three Midland men are suing the Archbishop of Birmingham and the archdiocese's trustees in the High Court for failing to protect them against Robinson.
Their case is expected to be heard in March next year if no out-of-court settlement is reached before then.
The Archbishop of Birmingham, the Most Rev Vincent Nichols, wrote to Robinson, via his lawyer in California, pleading with him to return to Britain and face the allegations surrounding him.
But Robinson, who was barred in 1993 from acting as a priest, emailed back denying he did anything wrong and saying he had no intention of returning to Britain.
Robinson was alleged to have systematically abused youngsters while training at Oscott College, Sutton Coldfield, as parish priest at St Elizabeth's in Foleshill, and then again at Our Lady of Lourdes Church in Cradley Heath.