Mexican monk jailed for abusing French teen
AFP · 13 Nov 2012, 09:28
Published: 13 Nov 2012 09:28 GMT+01:00
A French court on Monday sentenced a Mexican monk to two years in jail for sexually abusing a high school student, just nine months after his conviction for molesting a 12-year-old boy.
The 42-year-old monk, identified as Luigi, belonged to the Confreries des Freres Saint-Jean order.
He was already under judicial supervision and had been restrained from leaving the abbey at Fley, near the town of Cluny in eastern France after receiving an 18-month suspended sentence for molesting a 12-year-old boy.
He had denied that charge but did not appeal.
The second sentencing came after a 17-year-old complained that the monk had plied him with beer spiked with drugs and then taken him to a hotel room and
sexually abused him in May last year.
The monk denied that charge as well.
The order issued a statement expressing its deep concern and denunciation of the monk's acts.