Polish priest jailed for abusing boys in Dominican Republic

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Wojciech Gil, a former priest convicted of abusing minors in the Dominican Republic and Poland, was sentenced to seven years in jail by a Polish court on Wednesday. Gil’s case is related to that of former Holy See ambassador to the Dominican Republic, former Polish archbishop Jozef Wesolowski [both shown above] The latter’s case is reportedly stalled due to lack of evidence.

The court in Wolomin found Gil guilty of abusing six minors in the Dominican Republic between 2009 and 2013, as well as two in Poland in 2000 to 2001. Possession of child pornography and illegal possession of a firearm were also included in the charges. Gil, 37, could have faced up to 15 years behind bars if he was convicted following full court proceedings.

Instead, after initially pleading not guilty, the former priest sought a settlement and a seven-year prison term, which avoided a full trial. That was…

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