A Latvian Catholic priest charged, raped a human trafficking victim ahead of Pope’s visit.
September 6, 2018 | Brainwave Science
A Latvian Catholic priest has been arrested on allegations he raped a mentally handicapped victim of human trafficking, police in the capital Riga said Wednesday ahead of the papal visit. A second man was also arrested on suspicion of trafficking in the case, which shocked the Baltic State as it prepares to welcome Pope Francis later this month.
According to Chief of a police task force on human trafficking and pimping, Armands Lubarts, one of the suspects was paid by the church representative, who was the end buyer, for the defenceless victim who then committed violent sexual crimes against the victim.
The priest, identified as Pavels Zeila, 73, served in the Aglona-Rezekne diocese in eastern Latvia, which is to host Pope Francis during a four-day tour of the three Baltic states later this month.
Zeila’s lawyer firmly denied the claims and the Catholic diocese of Rezekne believe Zeila must be presumed innocent until proven guilty. If Zeila is guilty, he faces up to 20 years for sex abuse, while the other suspect could be sentenced to 12 years if convicted. Pope Francis had been under increasing pressure to address a rapidly escalating sexual abuse crisis that has spread across several continents from Australia to Latin America.
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