Church suspends priest who admits abusing boy

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13 August 2004 , MAINZ - The Catholic Church in Germany said Friday it had suspended a priest who admitted sexually abusing a boy. The Diocese of Mainz, said the man, 39, confessed to touching the boy's genital zone. It did not identify the priest, other than saying he had worked in a group of parishes centered on the town of Bingen, west of Frankfurt. The man had himself brought the matter to light and had offered a detailed admission. Public prosecutors are investigating him.

13 August 2004

MAINZ - The Catholic Church in Germany said Friday it had suspended a priest who admitted sexually abusing a boy.

The Diocese of Mainz, said the man, 39, confessed to touching the boy's genital zone. It did not identify the priest, other than saying he had worked in a group of parishes centered on the town of Bingen, west of Frankfurt.

The man had himself brought the matter to light and had offered a detailed admission. Public prosecutors are investigating him.

DPA

Subject: German news

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