Local November 11, 2013 | 8:23 am

Facebook helped Polish priest flee Dominican Republic justice

Santiago.- The investigation by the Santiago Office of the Prosecutor has yet to determine who tipped off the priest Wojciech Gil escape indictment on child abuse.

To sneak out of the country, the Polish national deceived one of his friends and used their Facebook account to communicate with a woman who unwittingly revealed that he was being sought for alleged sexual abuse.

Gil asked current Parrish secretary Ambiorix Espinal to let him use his account to send a message, but in fact used it to get the information.

Quoted by elcaribe.com.do by phone, Espinal said he didn’t know what the priest wanted with the access to Facebook, because he had confidence in the prelate and never thought he would do something wrong. "That happened an hour before leaving for Poland from the Dominican Republic."

Padre Alberto, as he was known in the rugged hamlet of Juncalito, Jánico, Santiago province, is accused of sexually abusing seven boys during his more than five years as head of the rural church.