Church convicts Catholic ex-priest of abusing boy for a number of years
A former priest has been convicted of sexually abusing a baby over a number of years, in accordance with a Catholic diocese in Germany.
The Church trial heard that the person had abused the boy between 1986 and 1993 within the Limburg diocese.
The previous priest was ordered to pay 10% of his revenue to a charitable organisation that helps victims of abuse, the diocese of Limburg mentioned on Tuesday.
The male sufferer had filed a grievance concerning the abuse in 2018 following a examine into sexual abuse throughout the church.
German prosecutors had declined to open an investigation as a result of the alleged crimes had handed the 20-year statute of limitations, however church authorities later launched a prison probe on the orders of the Vatican.
The diocese mentioned that the church now considers the person to be a convicted intercourse offender. It added that the person would have been defrocked as a part of his conviction, however he left the priesthood throughout the trial.