Polish Priest Jailed for Raping Parishioner

September 9, 2008,polish-priest-jailed-for-raping-parishioner.html

Warsaw - A former priest in the Polish city of Czestochowa was sentenced to three years in jail Tuesday for raping a 20-year-old parishioner. Krzysztof, 43, whose last name was withheld in accordance with Polish law, was reported to police in September 2006.

Another person was given six months and a fine for trying to convince the victim to withdraw the charges.

Czestochowa, in southern Poland, is famous for a monastery that houses a Black Madonna painting and is a destination for thousands of pilgrims each year.


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