They decided to do so and found hidden among her books - six heartbreaking drawings by their daughter detailing the sexual abuse.
"One drawing shows a man apparently looming over a child who has a look of abject terror on her face. Another harrowing image apparently shows a girl lying on a bed with a man forcing himself between her legs. Underneath him the picture appears to show the girl screaming in either fear or agony."
When the angry father confronted the priest via a phone call, the cleric confessed to him. Police have taken the priest into custody and he is being interviewed over the child abuse allegations.