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Spain’s Court Upholds Ex Priest’s 30 Year Sentence For Abusing Children

Spain’s Court upholds a 30-year prison sentence for a former priest who sexually abused seven boys at a boarding school. 

Accordingly, the Supreme court in Spain 

found that the abuse took place at a seminary school in the city of Ciudad Real. However, the incident took place in between the time period of  2013 and 2016. 

Spain’s Court Upholds Prison For Ex-Priest 

Spain’s court announced its decision about the Ex-priest case. Accordingly, the victims were all in ages around 13 at the time. The priest abused them during swimming lessons.

However, the defendant pulled some boys into the water by grabbing their genitals according to the court. He was forcing others to stand naked in front of him as a “test of trust. 

Afterwards, in 2016, a church court defrocked the priest after receiving complaints about his behaviour. And, also referred him to civil courts. He had the allegations of sexual abuse and sentenced to 30 years in prison by a lower court in 2020.

Then, the former priest appealed to the Supreme Court. However, the court upheld the ruling and announced the punishment.

Court’s Decision To The Former Priest

The court after considering these allegations, upheld the 30 year sentence. Then, ordered him to pay a fine of €52,920. And, also an amount of  €2,000 in compensation to each victim.

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