Priest Sentenced for Molesting Altar Boy

The News
November 27, 2007

POLAND — The District Court in Czluchow, north-central Poland has sentenced Piotr T., former parson of a parish near Czluchow, to four years in prison for molesting an altar boy and two other minors and giving them drugs.

"Additionally, the priest has also been banned from contacting the molested teenager for the next four years", informed the spokeswoman for the District Court in Slupsk, judge Danuta Jastrzebska, quoted by "Rzeczpospolita".

The trial of the 38-year old priest started in March this year. For the sake of the three teenagers involved, the hearings were held behind closed doors.

The indictment included nine charges, among them rape, paedophilia, providing minors with drugs and alcohol, instigating them to committing suicide as well as embezzlement of over 27,000 zlotys from the parish funds.

Prosecutors did not mange to prove the priest guilty of all charges. As judge Jastrzebska informed he was cleared of the rape and embezzlement charges.

The suicide charge will be investigated in a separate trial.


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