Antipolo diocese ‘looking into’ arrest of priest caught with 13-yr-old girl

GMA News

Published July 30, 2017

The Diocese of Antipolo in Rizal on Sunday said it is “looking into” the arrest of a priest, who was caught with a 13-year-old girl while while on his way to a motel in Marikina City.

“The Dioecese of Antipolo is looking into the matter involving the arrest of Msgr. Arnel F. Lagarejos as allegedly identified as a suspect in [an] entrapment operation in Marikina City,” the diocese said in a statement.

It asked the public to “refrain from issuing unnecessary comments that might worsen the situation.”

Lagarejos was arrested on Friday night while in the company of the girl, who was allegedly pimped out by a 16-year-old friend.

The alleged pimp was also arrested by the police.

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