Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Priest Charged With Molesting 11 Year Old

West Virginia: A priest has been arrested on charges that he sexually abused an 11-year-old girl last week inside a Herndon home, police said.

Fairfax County police responded late last Wednesday to the residence on Franklin Farm Road, where 44-year-old Felix Owino was accused of touching the child “inappropriately”. Owino was a longtime friend of the family.

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The Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston suspended Owino as soon as it learned of the arrest, according to a posting on its Web site. Owino was serving as an associate pastor at St. Paul’s in Weirton and as an instructor at Wheeling Jesuit University.