Sunday, November 28, 2010

Sacistan charged
Sacristan charged with sexual misconduct
29.10.2010 - A former sacristan in Diekirch has been charged with sexual abuse of at least 6 young female acolytes.

Published on 29/10/2010 by News352 | Read 603 times.
On Thursday, the court of justice heard that the monastic officer abused the girls between 2003 and 2008. It turns out that the dean was aware of the occurrences yet failed to report them until finding out about the third one.

The victims' families are extremely unsatisifed with the verdict, stating that a 1-year deferred prison sentence and a fine were hardly enough to punish such behaviour.

The scandal has surfaced as one of the many cases involving sexual abuse linked to religious figures across Europe and is sure to fuel further local criticism of the Luxembourg catholic church.

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