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Priest hangs himself after being accused of sexually abusing 13-year-old girl

By Mason White 6:47 PM November 2, 2014
Maks Suard 

By: Chan Yuan
A priest committed suicide after he was accused of sexually assaulting a teen girl, police in Italy said.

Trieste Police said that the 48-year-old Roman Catholic priest hanged himself after being accused of child abuse.

Maks Suard was found hanging in his church after being accused of performing sexual acts on a 13-year-old girl many years ago.

The priest admitted to the allegations, and asked Bishop Giampaolo Crepaldi, to give him two days to prepare a letter apologizing to God, the Church and the victim.

When Crepaldi arrived at the church on Tuesday afternoon, the priest was found hanging in the sacristy. Police launched an investigation into the incident, but they do not suspect foul play.