An Italian priest accused of raping an 11-year-outdated girl in a automotive has stated that he thought she was 15 years outdated. He additionally blamed “the satan” for his actions.
Father Paolo Glaentzer, 70, was arrested final month for allegedly molesting an 11-year-outdated girl in a automotive. The court docket didn’t jail the priest, however he’s at present being held on home arrest in Italy as an investigation continues.
Father Glaentzer informed an Italian newspaper that he’s “very sorry for his actions and added that “the satan tripped me” into abusing the girl.
Glaentzer stated that the encounter was “an trade of affection” that received out of management, and added that the sufferer appeared “far more mature than she was.”
“I discovered she was 11 years outdated…I thought she was at the very least 15,” he informed the newspaper.
In accordance with the interviewer, the priest appeared completely unbothered by the ongoing prison case and acknowledged that he has “entrusted myself to Jesus and Mary.”
Italy’s age of consent is 16, so, even when the girl the girl was 15 as the priest claims he thought, he would nonetheless have been committing against the law.