Thursday, March 31, 2016

New cases of sexual assault involving a priest in Lyon – France Info

The prosecutor’s office opened a preliminary investigation against a Lyons priest suspected of sexual assault on a young girl. Facts older than fifteen years. This is the second case revealed in the diocese in weeks.

A new case of alleged sexual abuse by a priest in Lyon was revealed Thursday night by the website M6info. Info and France had confirmed that prosecutors opened a preliminary investigation against a priest of the 2nd district of the city for sexual assault and indecent exposure. The man is suspected of committing these assaults there fifteen years against a girl.

She reported the incident in 2006 and Justice had opened an investigation, finally closed. But new evidence has helped to reopen the case in recent days. The priest still officiates in his parish near the Perrache train station.

The diocese of Lyon already in turmoil

On Wednesday, the bishop of Lyons had was raided as part of another preliminary investigation for “not reporting abuse against minors under fifteen and put others in danger.” The survey aimed in particular Cardinal Barbarin asks whether the ecclesiastical has condoned the actions of Bernard Preynat priest, set in January examination for sexual assaults on former Scouts between 1986 and 1991. One case that the Vatican is following with great attention.

So far, Monseigneur Barbarin has always denied “covered any act of pedophilia” . However, during the Easter Mass, he called “personally pardon” to victims of pedophile priests.


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