Three Clergymen to Be Indicted for Defilements of Minors

Di-Ve News [Malta]
Downloaded November 5, 2003

VALLETTA, Malta (di-ve news)--November 04 , 2003 -- 1245CET--Magistrate Saviour Demicoli ruled there were enough reasons for three priests charged with defiling 11 minors to be indicted. On Tuesday, the Magistrates' Court continued hearing the compilation of evidence against the three clergymen behind closed doors.

The three priests, whose name cannot be published by court order, are pleading not guilty to defiling the 11 minors at St. Joseph Institute, their summer residence in Marfa and at St. Agatha convent.

One of the defendants is also pleading not guilty to raping a minor. Assistant Commissioner Michael Cassar and Inspector Joseph Cordina are prosecuting.

Dr. Giannella Caruana Curran and Dr. Emanuel Mallia are appearing for the priests, while Patrick Valentino is appearing parte civile


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