February 13, 2006

Editorials: Accusation against a priest


People can mine a number of reasons not to believe the allegation of an 18-year-old woman that a priest raped her a number of times, the first one in 2005.

Conspiracy theorists, for example, have already presented one line, the socio-political angle: the priest has been vocal in his opposition to some proposed government projects and the allegation is both payback and a way to ease him out of the scene.

Others have been simplistic: maybe the girl wanted money.

Posted by kshaw at February 13, 2006 05:10 PM