Priest pleads guilty to molesting girl
A Catholic priest from West Virginia pleaded guilty in Fairfax County on Wednesday to aggravated sexual battery for inappropriately touching an 11-year-old girl while he was visiting the girl's Herndon home.
The Rev. Felix Owino, 44, was arrested after the girl told her parents of the incident in July, which occurred while Owino, the girl and others were watching a movie on television. Police described Owino as a family friend.
Owino, originally from Nairobi, Kenya, is a member of the Apostles of Jesus missionary congregation, an African congregation of priests and brothers. He was serving as a philosophy instructor at Wheeling Jesuit University in West Virginia and as an associate pastor at St. Paul Roman Catholic Church in Weirton, W.Va.
-- Tom Jackman
| September 29, 2010; 6:47 PM ET
Categories: Fairfax, Sex Crimes, Tom Jackman, Updates
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