The Prosecutor’s Office of Bizkaia files a complaint against a priest for crimes of abuse

El obispo de Bilbao, Mario Izeta. E. M.

Source: The World

The priest was denounced by the Bishopric and free time groups

The Prosecutor’s Office of Bizkaia has filed a complaint for four crimes of abuse against a priest who has already been removed from his duties and, as of this moment, it will be a court of Gernika who will instruct the case. According to the Public Prosecutor’s Office, Efe has confirmed , the Office of the Prosecutor has filed a complaint and the procedure is being processed in the Court of Instruction. The Public Ministry opened proceedings in December in the case of the presbyter (priest who does not act as parish priest), which had been set aside by the Bishopric of Bilbao and the «scouts» of Bizkaia for «inappropriate behavior against sexual freedom». The Bishopric of Bilbao reported that Euskalerriko Eskautak Bizkaia had received on November 1, 2018 the warning of «inappropriate behavior against sexual freedom» of this Presbyter during education activities in free time. Apparently, there have been four girls who have denounced the priest, one of them a minor, by touching. The association of «scout» communicated it to the Bishop of Bilbao, Mario Iceta, on November 26 and the following day He provisionally set aside the priest of his public functions and an internal investigation was opened, which concluded last Wednesday. The report of the investigation was forwarded to the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith and on December 7, it was brought to the attention of the prosecution.