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Mexican monk jailed for abusing French teen

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A Mexican monk was sentence to two years in prison by a French court on Monday for abusing a high school student, just nine months after a prior molestation conviction.

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.

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