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Polish priest abused boys in Dominican Republic gets 7 years in jail

Warsaw.- A court in Wolomin, Poland on Wednesday sentenced former priest Wojciech Gil to seven years in prison and fined 40,000 euros for abusing two children in Poland. He also faces charges of abusing six boys in Dominican Republic, EFE reports.

The ruling also bans Gil from contacting the victims and from working with young people for a period of 15 years.

In the first hearing on March 20 Gil’s defense plea bargained for a 7-year sentence, half the maximum penalty for a child abuse conviction and possession of child pornography.

The priest was also indicted on charges of molesting at least 7 seven between 2009 and 2013 during his tenure as parish priest in the town of Juncalito, in Dominican Republic’s highlands.

In addition to Gil the also Polish national, bishop Jozef Wesolowski was arrested and defrocked last year, charged with child abuse during his tenure as Vatican Envoy to Dominican Republic.

Source: DT

March 25, 2015

Category: DR News |

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