Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Romanian priest gets jail for sex assault on parisioners

TORONTO - A Romanian orthodox priest who sexually assaulted eight women was sentenced Tuesday to seven months in prison and three years’ probation.

“These victims’ special relationship with the church is broken,” Judge Peter Hryn said as he sentenced Ioan Pop, 57.

“It’s a gross breach of trust. These women have suffered from anxiety, depression, fear and paranoia.”

The Scarborough priest threatened to curse one does of his victims, as well as her family and “generation after generation,” if she divulged his sexual advances.  (more...)

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