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Ex-priest indicted for sex abuse in Italy

A politically connected former priest has been indicted on charges he sexually molested 12 young men and boys who were being treated at the drug rehabilitation centre he founded in Italy.



Rome: A politically connected former priest
has been indicted on charges he sexually molested 12 young men
and boys who were being treated at the drug rehabilitation
centre he founded in Italy.

85-year-old Pierino Gelmini has denied the charges as
"completely unfounded."
Gelmini was one of Italy`s most recognised and
well-connected priests before he requested to be relieved of
his clerical status in 2008.

A year earlier, the first nine men came forward with
allegations that Gelmini sexually abused them while they were
residents at his Comunita Incontro rehab centre based in the
Umbrian town of Amelia.
Gelmini`s lawyer, Lanfranco Frezza, said today the first
hearing in the trial is set for March 29, 2011.

PTI

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