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The parents of a five-year-old in Brazil have been left devastated after discovering sketches by the child which depicted sexual abuse.
The infant allegedly suffered the assault at the hands of Father Joao da Silva, and were found after the child refused to attend further English classes led by the priest.
When confronted by the young girl’s father the 54-year-old confessed to the attack, reports the Daily Mail.
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The child was reportedly so distressed her parents had her visit a child psychologist, who suspected the abuse and instructed her parents to search her room for signs.
To their dismay six drawings were found among their daughter’s books. This was echoed by Karine Maia of the Delegation for Stopping Crimes Against Women pressure group.
She told local media:
We found six drawings among the child’s belongings.
The series of images show a child in various vulnerable positions with a terrified expression, while a man forces himself upon them.
Da Silva is now reported as in police custody facing interviews into child abuse allegations.