Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Polish pedopriest

Priest in paedophilia trial

29.03.2011 12:37

A former pastor from the coastal resort town of Kolobrzeg is in court today accused of two counts of unlawful sexual acts with minors.

Owing to requests from both the plaintiffs and the defendant, the case will remain closed to journalists.

The priest stands charged with performing a sexual act on a 14-year-old boy in 1999, and an 11-year-old boy in the years 2000-2001.

The accused is pleading not guilty to the charges.

The pastor served in Kolobrzeg between 1998 and 2008. However, he was dismissed from his post by the Church for allegedly breaking his vows of celibacy with an adult man.

If found guilty, the priest could face ten years in prison. (mg)

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