Two priests convicted in France of sex abuse

22nd September 2005, Comments 0 comments

BESANCON, France, Sept 22 (AFP) - A French priest who wore suggestive underwear during catechism classes and showed his pupils pornographic images was sentenced to a year in jail by a court in the eastern French town of Besancon Thursday.

BESANCON, France, Sept 22 (AFP) - A French priest who wore suggestive underwear during catechism classes and showed his pupils pornographic images was sentenced to a year in jail by a court in the eastern French town of Besancon Thursday.

Church authorities were alerted after children complained that Bruno Kieffer, 57, exposed himself during lessons and subjected them to caresses.

He was found guilty of "sexual aggression against minors by a person in a position of authority."

On Wednesday Canadian priest Denis Vadeboncoeur was sentenced to 12 years in prison by a French court for sex abuse of a 14-year-old boy. He had a previous conviction for similar offences in Quebec.

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