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A priest of the Fraternity Saint-Pie X indicted for rape of minors in Vendée

2020-10-15T17:34:11.029Z

A priest of the Priestly Fraternity of Saint-Pius X was indicted for rape and sexual assault on 19 victims between 2006 and May 2020 in Vendée and Charente-Maritime, AFP learned Thursday, October 15 from the La Roche public prosecutor's office. sur-Yon. To read also: "Train priests who are standing men" The facts on which justice will continue its investigations were committed " between January



A priest of the Priestly Fraternity of Saint-Pius X was indicted for rape and sexual assault on 19 victims between 2006 and May 2020 in Vendée and Charente-Maritime, AFP learned Thursday, October 15 from the La Roche public prosecutor's office. sur-Yon.

To read also: "Train priests who are standing men"

The facts on which justice will continue its investigations were committed "

between January 1, 2006 and May 31, 2020 in Vendée and Charente-Maritime to the prejudice of nineteen victims identified to date

", according to the prosecution.

"

Indicted by the investigating magistrate, he was remanded in custody

" Wednesday, indicates the prosecution which specifies that the suspect had been placed in police custody Monday after two complaints filed in July.

A judicial investigation was opened Wednesday for "

rapes by person in authority, rape of minors under fifteen and sexual assault on minors under fifteen and over fifteen by person with authority and corruption of minors,

" a detailed the floor in a press release.

The man indicted is a "

53-year-old ecclesiastic, priest with the priestly fraternity of Saint Pius X assigned from August 2010 to July 2020 at the priory of Notre-Dame-du-Rosaire in Saint Germain de Prinçay

", a town rural area located about forty kilometers from La Roche-sur-Yon.

Read also: Rape in the Vatican: start of the trial of two Italian priests

Founded in 1970 by Marcel Lefebvre (1905-1991), the Fraternité sacerdotale Saint-Pie X (FSSPX) quickly distanced itself from the Holy See, refusing to "

follow Rome of neo-modernist and neo-Protestant tendency

" born , according to her, of the Vatican Council II (1962-1965).

Source: lefigaro

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