A priest who allegedly sexually abused a five-year-old girl was caught when her parents found horrific drawings the youngster had created seemingly depicting the sex attacks. Father Joao da Silva, 54, is accused of launching the horrifying attacks on the girl - who was a student in a class he taught.
The girl's parents found the shocking images after their daughter suddenly refused to attend any more of da Silva’s English classes. She was so distraught that they took her to a child psychologist who suspected sexual abuse and urged her parents to search her room for any signs.
They decided to do so and found hidden among her books - six heartbreaking drawings by their daughter detailing the sexual abuse.
"One drawing shows a man apparently looming over a child who has a look of abject terror on her face. Another harrowing image apparently shows a girl lying on a bed with a man forcing himself between her legs. Underneath him the picture appears to show the girl screaming in either fear or agony."
When the angry father confronted the priest via a phone call, the cleric confessed to him. Police have taken the priest into custody and he is being interviewed over the child abuse allegations.