‘Shameful’: Catholic Spanish teacher admits molesting 9 kids, but gets no jail term

‘Shameful’: Catholic Spanish teacher admits molesting 9 kids, but gets no jail term

Published time: 21 Apr, 2016 13:29

From the Link: https://www.rt.com/news/340496-catholic-priest-children-spain/

A Catholic Spanish schoolteacher has admitted in court that he abused nine children, all seven years old, but won’t be spending any time behind bars because of a legal loophole.

Roberto P.S. admitted he had molested eight girls and one boy, a spokeswoman for the court said, as cited by The Local.

The teacher got individual sentences of one year per child, totaling nine years in jail, prosecution and defense have agreed, Cadena Ser TV reported.

However, here’s when the tricky law comes to the molester’s rescue: due to the fact that the teacher received individual sentences of one year, and not an entire nine-year sentence, he qualifies for a suspended sentence, according to a reform to the country’s criminal code.

Also, Roberto P.S. doesn’t have any prior convictions, so he could easily spend his term outside the cell.

Following the announcement of the sentence, thousands took to social media, calling the situation “shameful” and “outrageous.”

“The Spanish justice system allows child molesters to walk free in the streets,” the SIMI advocacy group, which supports tougher sentences for child abusers, has written.

“You f**k up someone’s childhood and life, but it’s OK because here you have to pay €2,200 and it’s all fixed,” a Twitter user wrote.

Roberto P.S. was arrested and taken into custody in 2011 on charges of child molestation. After that, several more parents complained about his activities to the authorities.

If the ruling comes into force, the teacher will have to pay 2,200 euros to every victim. All of them are now 12 years old.


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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.

Posted on June 16, 2016, in Child Sex Abuse, Clergy Abuse, Clergy Sex Abuse, Priest Child Sex Abuse, Religion, Roman Catholic Church, Roman Catholic Church Sex Abuse and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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