“The disgraced priest told an Italian newspaper that he is “very sorry” about what happened, but argued that “the devil tripped me” into abusing the girl.
“I found out she was 11 years old…I thought she was at least 15,”
he told the newspaper.
Even if Glaentzer’s victim was 15, the priest
would still have broken the law. Italy’s age of consent is 16 when one
partner holds some kind of power and influence over the other, like a
priest or teacher does.
The priest, who the interviewer noted seemed totally unbothered by the ongoing criminal case, said that he has “entrusted myself to Jesus and Mary.”*
year it was revealed that almost 550 children in a choir led by the
brother of former Pope Benedict XVI were abused, with 47 of them raped.
Last month, Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, the former archbishop of Washington DC, resigned, facing a litany of sex abuse allegations, including sexual abuse of an altar boy and rape of two young trainee priests.”
* Then arrest Jesus and Mary as well…as enablers and abettors…!