Italian priest hangs himself after sexually abusing a young girl…
An Italian priest has hanged himself, after admitting to sexually abusing a young teenage girl.
The 48-year-old priest hanged himself on Tuesday, 29 October, in the changing room in his church, the diocese of Santa Croce in northern Italy.
The deceased priest, who had been accused of being sexually involved with a 13-year-old girl, belonged to the Slovenian community in Trieste.
He confessed to his bishop Giampaolo Crepaldi that the reports were true and asked for two days to prepare a letter asking for the forgiveness of God, the Church and the victim.
However, on Tuesday afternoon, when the Bishop arrived to officially strip him of his priestly duties and inform him an enquiry would be launched into his actions, he found the priest hanging.