Residents of Boaco protest the arrest of a priest accused of rape and demand his release

Residents of Boaco protest the arrest of a priest accused of rape and demand his release

This Wednesday night, a group of parishioners from Boaco stationed themselves at the entrance of the Perpetuo Socorro parish, located in that city, to protest demanding the freedom of Monsignor Leonardo Urbina, whom Daniel Ortega’s regime accuses of alleged crimes. of rape and psychological injuries to the detriment of a 12-year-old girl.

“We are here because we want to demonstrate for all the injustice that they spent all day doing with our priest (Leonardo Urbina), all this was very staged, but hopefully in the eyes of God this organization is worth a lot,” declared a citizen who participated of the seedling.

During the preliminary hearing that took place this Wednesday, the Prosecutor’s Office indicated that the religious committed such acts against the minor on at least three occasions. Substitute attorney Sandra Dinarte ruled that “the accusation meets the formal requirements. It is clear, it presents articulated ideas, it is precise. Through deception and the trust he had with the family, he took advantage of the situation, therefore, the accusation is admitted.

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After the arrest of the priest, a neighbor of the parish commented to the media that Urbina received an appointment to appear at the Boaco police station, with the aim of responding to an alleged complaint. However, at about 7:30 am, the police brought him to answer for the accusation.

“All the people who have played this game, God is going to punish them, because that is really not how they are painting it, everything they have said is very false, that is why we want freedom for our priest”, said another citizen during the protest.

Substitute judge Yolanda Pía Fletes Cano issued preventive detention against the priest and scheduled the initial hearing for next July 21.

Accusation of the Prosecutor’s Office

According to the accusation presented by the Prosecutor’s Office, the priest took advantage of the friendship he had established with the girl’s mother since 20216 to approach the minor until he subjected her to the alleged sexual abuse, which according to what occurred between December 2021 and April 2021. this year.

According to the account, in December 2021, the priest borrowed the girl from her maternal grandmother to take her to buy tortillas in his truck, but instead took her to a secluded place to grope.

Later in January 2022 and April of the same year, the priest repeated the same strategy to abuse the minor.

Mgr Urbina He would become the second Catholic leader imprisoned on the orders of the regime of Daniel Ortega and Rosario Murillo. The first is the father Manuel Salvador Garcia Rodriguez, parish priest of the Jesús de Nazareno church in Nandaime, who was found guilty and sentenced to two years in prison; and a fine of 14,116 cordobas or 200 days fines for the crime of threatening with a weapon against five people, in his first trial.

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