May 02, 2006

Girl recalls first time priest ‘raped’ her


CEBU CITY -- With the priest she accused of raping her only a few feet away, an 18-year-old woman narrated before an investigating panel the first incident that allegedly happened last July 22, 2005.

She said the abuse happened two more times.

It was the first time Fr. Jose “Joey” Belciña, parish priest of Barangay Maslog, Danao City, and the woman faced each other since the case made headlines.

The closed-door clarificatory hearing Tuesday was held inside the office of Prosecutor Fernando Gubalane, who heads the investigating team along with Edgardo Montenegro and Lineth Lapinid.

Posted by kshaw at May 2, 2006 07:13 PM