(ANSA) - PRATO, SEPTEMBER 14 - A priest, Don Francesco Spagnesi, was arrested for drug dealing in Prato, involved in a police investigation into parties based on cocaine and Gbl, the so-called 'rape drug'.
The parish priest, 40, was placed under house arrest by the investigating magistrate Francesca Scarlatti who accepted the request for safety measures presented by the prosecutor.
The charges are of drug dealing and importation.
A few days ago the priest left his posts in the Parish of the Annunciation in the Prato district of Castellina.
According to what was reconstructed by the mobile team of Prato, the parish priest Don Francesco Spagnesi would have imported from abroad, over time, quantities of Gbl (the rape drug) between half a liter and one liter at a time together with a simple, Alessio Regina, of 40 years. Precisely thanks to the identification of the latter's criminal activity and his arrest at the end of August for importing drugs from Holland, the investigators discovered the involvement of the priest. According to the police, the drugs were paid for with offers from parishioners and destined for people contacted through sexual dating sites. (HANDLE).