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Priest accused of molesting boy commits suicide

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Peter Gentle 24.08.2012 11:36
A priest accused of sexually molesting a 15 year-old boy has been found dead after he hung himself at his rectory in Nowy Staw, Pomeranian province, northern Poland.


“After examining the evidence […] and carrying out an autopsy, all indications are that this was suicide, without connection to any third party,” Piotr Wojciechowski, deputy district attorney in nearby Malbork, told the TVN24 news channel.

According to local media, charges of sexually molesting a 15 year-old altar boy were made against a priest from Nowy Staw in May this year, after an alleged crime was notified to the police by the boy’s mother.

The priest denied the charges but was suspended from duties in the parish where he had been working for three years. (pg)

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