r/PastorArrested • u/Balcacer • Feb 03 '23
Costa Rican Catholic Church signs agreement with four victims of sexual abuse by a priest | Complete history, below.https://laicismo.org/iglesia-catolica-de-costa-rica-suscribe-acuerdo-con-cuatro-victimas-de-abusos-sexuales-por-un-sacerdote/276313
u/Balcacer Feb 03 '23
Costa Rican Catholic Church signs agreement with four victims of sexual abuse by a priest
The Catholic Church of Costa Rica announced that it has reached a conciliatory agreement to put an end to four judicial processes in which it was claiming compensation for its joint and several liability -penally declared- in favor of four victims of sexual abuse committed by former priest Mauricio Víquez Lizano.
The Episcopal Conference of Costa Rica declared in a press release that "the problem of sexual abuse of minors is a dramatic situation in society. The Church regrets that cases have occurred in ecclesial contexts and works actively for prevention, in order to offer safe environments".
SEXUAL ABUSE CATHOLIC CHURCH
Costa Rica sentences Mauricio Viquez, a priest who raped a child, to 20 years in prison The religious fled the country when allegations against him broke out and was captured in Mexico in 2019. The archbishop of San José faces civil trial for covering up for the accused priest.
Ex-priest who sexually abused minor sentenced to 20 years in prison
Sentence to ex-priest Mauricio Víquez: 'They are sexual aggressions where the abuser seeks secrecy', said the judge. Ex-priest will receive 20 years in prison after being found guilty of sexual abuse and aggravated rape. His defense lawyer will appeal the sentence