|
|
|
|
Search: 
Latin American Herald Tribune
Venezuela Overview
Venezuelan Embassies & Consulates Around The World
Sites/Blogs about Venezuela
Venezuelan Newspapers
Facts about Venezuela
Venezuela Tourism
Embassies in Caracas

Colombia Overview
Colombian Embassies & Consulates Around the World
Government Links
Embassies in Bogota
Media
Sites/Blogs about Colombia
Educational Institutions

Stocks

Commodities
Crude Oil
US Gasoline Prices
Natural Gas
Gold
Silver
Copper

Euro
UK Pound
Australia Dollar
Canada Dollar
Brazil Real
Mexico Peso
India Rupee

Antigua & Barbuda
Aruba
Barbados
Cayman Islands
Cuba
Curacao
Dominica

Grenada
Haiti
Jamaica
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Lucia
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Belize
Costa Rica
El Salvador
Honduras
Nicaragua
Panama

Bahamas
Bermuda
Mexico

Argentina
Brazil
Chile
Guyana
Paraguay
Peru
Uruguay

What's New at LAHT?
Follow Us On Facebook
Follow Us On Twitter
Most Viewed on the Web
Popular on Twitter
Receive Our Daily Headlines


  HOME | Brazil (Click here for more)

Brazil Priest Busted for Trying to Molest Boy Has AIDS

RIO DE JANEIRO – A Catholic priest who was arrested three weeks ago for trying to sexually abuse a 14-year-old boy is suffering from AIDS, according to medical exams whose results were published Tuesday by the Brazilian press.

The Rev. Josean Dantas Rolim, 51, was arrested Aug. 6 after showing his genitals and kissing the teenager on the mouth in the bathroom of a bus station in the northeastern city of Recife.

The religious forced the boy to accompany him to the bathroom by insinuating that he was armed, according to the victim, but was seen by guards at the terminal, who stopped him from going through with the abuse.

When he was taken to jail and fearing that he would himself become the victim of sexual abuse by other inmates, the priest said he had AIDS, a claim that was borne out by the medical exams to which he was submitted.

O Globo newspaper said the positive result of the AIDS exam was confirmed by the Brazilian Bishops Conference.

The bishops said that the priest apparently contracted the disease before his ordination in 1990.

The religious is confined to a psychiatric ward of a detention center, since the doctors who saw him diagnosed him as suffering from “mental disturbances.”

Dantas Rolim was suspended from his duties as a parish priest in the city of Petropolis six months ago due precisely to his mental problems, the bishops conference said. EFE
 

Enter your email address to subscribe to free headlines (and great cartoons so every email has a happy ending!) from the Latin American Herald Tribune:

 

Copyright Latin American Herald Tribune - 2005-2019 © All rights reserved