Antastácio Alves during the years he worked as a parish priest

Lawyer for priest accused of child sex abuse slams judicial bureaucracy

Miguel Santos Pereira, the defence lawyer for Father Anastácio Alves – accused of child sexual abuse – has slammed judicial bureaucracy, after his client ‘tried to turn himself in’ last Thursday, but ended up “not being received or formally notified of the charges against him”. Santos Pereira is particularly upset over the way international notices were posted about his client earlier this year, when he was living “in a quiet way” in Portugal, and has been doing so for the past year…