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Polish priest given suspended sentence for molesting girls

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Nick Hodge 29.10.2015 11:29
A Polish priest has been given a suspended two-year prison sentence for molesting girls near Zamość, south east Poland.
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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)

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