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Saturday, May 07, 2011

Belgian priest suspected of abuse kills himself

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Un prêtre belge soupçonné d'abus sexuels se suicide - RTL info

An auxiliary priest, aged 65, of Oostkerke and Lapscheure ended his life on Thursday afternoon in the religious institution of the Congregation of Missionaries of the Sacred Heart in Asse.The man was arrested three weeks ago, following a complaint about sexual abuse of children.
The complaint was filed by a man who was sexually abused when he was still a minor. The judge had not placed the auxiliary priest under arrest, under the condition that he no longer functions as an auxiliary. The assistant priest then withdrew to the congregation's house in Asse, where he committed suicide.
The man had been many years a missionary in Africa, but the acts of abuse were allegedly committed in Flanders
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