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.
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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.
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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).