Father Joao de Silva did not attempt to conceal his actions in any way and he confessed to his actions as soon as he was confronted. Perhaps the inner guilt that was associated with his behavior was simply too much for him to bear. When the child was brought to a psychologist because of the suspicions of sexual abuse, the aforementioned pictures said more than her words ever could.
Six different drawings were found in the little girl’s room and they all depicted sexually depraved acts that had taken place between her and the priest. We cannot even begin to imagine how this little girl felt and the amount of betrayal that goes into an action like this is difficult for us to swallow. Priests are supposed to uplift and encourage and they destroy innocent lives all too often.