Priest gets 7-yr Rigorous Imprisonment for rape


From the following link: http://www.religiousindia.org/religious-india/priest-gets-7-yr-rigorous-imprisonment-for-rape

Priest gets 7-yr Rigorous Imprisonment for rape

Published Date: April 4, 2012

Spiritual identity cannot be a cover up for sex abuse.

NEW DELHI: Noting that ” sexual violence, apart from being a dehumanizing act, is an unlawful intrusion on the right of privacy and sanctity of a female”, the Delhi high court has granted seven years’ rigorous imprisonment to a priest for repeatedly raping a 16-year-old girl in a temple in the capital.

The High Court slammed the priest saying he disregarded morality and consequence of his act and committed a barbaric offense upon a minor.

According to the prosecution, in July 23, 2007, the girl, then 16, had lodged a complaint with police that she was first raped by the priest inside the temple in May 2004 after she fell ill there, and he ravished her several times after blackmailing her.

The girl stated that the priest threatened her not to disclose this fact to anyone, otherwise she would be defamed.

Source: The Times of India, 4 April, 2012

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The Catechism offers a clear moral teaching: "Rape is the forcible violation of the sexual intimacy of another person. It does injury to justice and charity. Rape deeply wounds the respect, freedom, and physical and moral integrity to which every person has a right. It causes grave damage that can mark the victim for life. It is always an intrinsically evil act. Graver still is the rape of children committed by parents (incest) or those responsible for the education of the children entrusted to them." (no. 2356) Note that rape is "an intrinsically evil act," meaning that it is evil at its very root, nothing justifies it, and it is objectively a mortal sin. An evil act was done against me, a crime, by a priest at St Thomas More Parish in Durham, NH. An evil and a crime I will no longer keep silent about. Those who perpetrate crimes against children, especially those of the Roman Catholic Church, should all be punished for their crimes against children. Anything less would be criminal.

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