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Argentine archbishop convicted of sexual abuse

December 30, 2009

An Argentine archbishop has been sentenced to an 8-year sentence after being convicted of molesting a seminary student. Archbishop Edgardo Storni was found guilty of aggravated sexual abuse. He had led the Archdiocese of Santa Fe de la Vera Cruz from 1984 to 2002, resigning at the age of 67 after a series of charges of sexual misconduct. The archbishop—who would probably be allowed to serve his sentence under house arrest-- has denied the charges and said that he will appeal the court’s verdict.

 


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  • Posted by: - Dec. 30, 2009 7:29 PM ET USA

    The behavior, as described in this CNN article, does not seem to be beyond all doubt a crime: http://www.cnn.com/2009/WORLD/americas/12/30/argentina.archbishop.sentenced/index.html