Peruvian priest is sentenced to life for pedophilia | News

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The members of the Supraprovincial Collegiate Criminal Court in the Peruvian province of Áncash unanimously imposed a life sentence on the priest Maurilio Villafana, finding him guilty of the crime of rape of a child under nine years of age.


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After four years of investigations, by prosecutor Rosario Mercedes Aliaga Castañeda, from the First Corporate Criminal Prosecutor's Office of Huaylas, Áncash, the testimony of the underage victim determined the arrest, prosecution and conviction of the pedophile.

The defendant, a priest of the Catholic Church of Ancash, must also pay a fine of 6,000 soles (1,611 dollars).

The next step will be to issue an arrest warrant against the defendant, who already has a restrictive appearance order and must serve the maximum sentence in the Huaraz Penitentiary Center.

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