Polish priest given suspended sentence for molesting girls
PR dla Zagranicy
A Polish priest has been given a suspended two-year prison sentence for molesting girls near Zamość, south east Poland.
Among other incidents, Father Stanisław G. (full name withheld under Polish privacy laws) fondled girls while preparing them for their first communion.
The priest will be put on a probationary period for five years.
Besides the suspended prison sentence, the clergyman has been given a lifetime ban from instructing or overseeing minors. He has also been fined PLN 3,000.
Regional Prosecutor Bartosz Wójcik had called for a three-year prison sentence, and he is now preparing the grounds for an appeal.
“The sentence is too low,” he told local paper Kurier Lubelski. (nh/rk)