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Priest posed as girl and sexually abused 12 boys

By Mason White 3:19 PM July 9, 2017
Young boy (illustration)
Young boy (illustration)
By: Alexis Bell

A priest is facing many years behind bars after being accused of sexually assaulting numbers boys, according to police in Denmark.

Kalundborg police said that they have arrested the 47-year-old priest, who was not identified, after being accused of sexually abusing at least 12 boys.

The priest of the Tommerup Church, has been charged with 30 counts of sexual offenses against children. The priest has also been charged with possession of child pornography and narcotics.

According to the police investigation, the priest posed as a girl on Skype, and lured to the boys to his home, where he sexually abused them.

The crimes came to light after the parents of a 13-year-old boy noticed that their son began skipping school. When questioned, the boy told his parents that he was spending time with the priest.

The abuse was committed over a 10-year period. The priest has a criminal record as he has previously admitted to sexually assaulting a 12-year-old boy.

The priest had since resigned from his position at the church.