November 06, 2005

Brazilian priest charged with sexual abuse


Sunday, November 6, 2005 (Sao Paulo):

A Roman Catholic priest was arrested and charged with pedophilia today after police allegedly found him abusing four teenage boys at a hotel in northeastern Brazil, authorities said.

Felix Barbosa Carreiro was taken into custody after an anonymous tip led police to the hotel where Carreiro was allegedly abusing the teenagers, police officer Ana Carla Fernandes Silvestre said.

Carreiro, who did not resist the arrest, headed a small parish in the city of Sao Luis, about 2,250 kilometres northeast of Sao Paulo in Maranhao state.

Posted by kshaw at November 6, 2005 03:26 AM