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Priest in Czech Republic arrested for sex abuse

/ 08:22 PM February 10, 2014

PRAGUE, Czech Republic—Czech police say they have arrested a Roman Catholic priest suspected of sexually abusing a teenage girl and raping a woman.

Police spokeswoman Dana Cirtkova says the 52-year-old suspect allegedly abused a 13-year-old girl for producing pornography. No further details were given because of the girl’s age.

Cirtkova said Monday the priest is also suspected of raping a 37-year-old woman four times late last year.

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The priest is from the town of Havlickuv Brod, 120 kilometers southeast of Prague. If tried and convicted, he faces up to 10 years in prison.

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