Greek Priest Charged With Raping Minor Held Pending Trial

ATHENS – A Greek Orthodox priest who was not named will stay jailed after he was arrested on suspicion of raping a girl in his Sunday School class, and following his appearance before an investigating magistrate.

The 37-year-old, who is married and has three children, faces charges of rape, indecency, grooming and possession of photos of the girl that the accused asked her to send him, and reportedly sending her lewd photos on the phone.

According to the case file, the priest, who gave religious instruction at his parish Sunday school, committed the offences from 2019, when the girl was aged from 14 or 15, to May 2020, said the state-run Athens-Macedonia News Agency AMNA.

The priest denies the charges, claiming that the girl, who is now 17 years old, was influenced into making allegations against him after “watching TV programs,” but another media report said he allegedly had an affair with his children’s nanny, but said consensual, as more accusations surfaced against him.


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