Bangkok Post

Priest given 15 years


BUENOSAIRE­S: A well-known Argentine priest began a 15-year prison sentence for paedophili­a on Monday, four years after he was convicted. Julio Cesar Grassi, 57, was found guilty of abusing a 15-year-old boy who had been living at the Happy Children foundation.The victim first publicly recounted the abuse on television in October 2002. Two other victims later came forward with stories of abuse by the priest. Grassi, who was well connected politicall­y in the 1990s, gained media exposure soliciting donations from actors, newscaster­s and politician­s for the foundation, which cared for more than 6,000 children. AFP

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Thailand