In exchange for money, a mother would have prostituted her minor child with a 63-year-old priest, albeit via chat. It happened between Perugia, where the priest lives, and Palermo, where the woman lives with her younger son. The two would also have exchanged pornographic material through social networks. The priest ended up in prison for aggravated child prostitution, while the child’s mother is under house arrest.
The parish priest arrested by the Carabinieri of Termini Imerese was “used to illicit sexual practices” which reveal “also the systematic methods of consumption, the stubbornness and insistence in making requests, always behind the prospect of an economic reward obtained for the satisfaction perverse instincts “, writes the investigating judge Fabio Pilato in the precautionary custody order. The investigating magistrate Pilate talks about “relationships maintained by the parish priest with the minor subjects involved in his plots”, and about the “paradigm of the criminal sequence, consisting of requests for sexual services – essentially centered on videos and videochat -, in exchange for the donation of money” .
The priest “was able to set up a psychological game of addiction, and also of affection”, says the investigating judge, “tempting children with financial rewards, and thus taking advantage of humble origins and the situation of need”. He implemented a “perverse modus operandi” in “total disregard of the principles of ethics and religiosity that should inspire his behavior”, are the harsh words used by the investigating judge.
To pay for sexual services with minors, via chat, the priest also used the money from the offerings of the faithful according to what emerges, as Adnkronos learns, from the precautionary custody order against the religious and the mother of one of the children. .