Church is: a priest for child porn sentenced

The district court Gelnhausen, Germany, has sentenced a 52 - year-old priest from the diocese of Fulda for possession of child-and youth pornography as well as

Church is: a priest for child porn sentenced

The district court Gelnhausen, Germany, has sentenced a 52 - year-old priest from the diocese of Fulda for possession of child-and youth pornography as well as due to assault and insult to a year's imprisonment with four years of probation. A corresponding penalty order had recently been issued, said a spokesman for the diocese on request. The priest, Martin K. from Marborn in the Main-Kinzig-Kreis, now I have to 18. August time, in order to tackle this.

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The suspicions against the man was in January became public. At that time, the public Prosecutor's office opened in Hanau investigation against K. because they suspected him to have children - and youth-pornographic writings. The diocese suspended the man and then ban him until further notice, any and all priestly activities.

For months in a hospital

Before the court of the priests was not published recently. He keeps to the bishopric of information for months in a hospital, where he's in therapy. This he must extend according to the court, to a minimum of 60 sessions.

The assault and the insult results in the diocese spokesman, according to a chat history. There the priest as an eighteen-year-old had spent and made contact with a then-Underage looking for. As the girl rejected his advances after some time, back, offended, and he berated you, among other things, he is said to have described it as a "dirty bitch". To the now 19-year-old woman, the priest must therefore pay 800 euros for Pain and suffering.

"in 2004, already a striking

Once the penalty order is final, to become" wants to continue the bishopric of the Church in legal proceedings. "We want to provide quick, fair and transparent way to decide," said the diocese spokesman. So far, Martin K. is suspended. At the end of the internal investigation that would ultimately be sent for a decision to Rome, could also be a dismissal from the cleric's service.

Updated Date: 13 August 2020, 15:20

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