Lipetsk priest received three years for rape

The Abbot of one of the rural churches in the Volovsky district of the Lipetsk region sentenced to three years of imprisonment in a General regime colony for rape. This was reported in the Monday, November 21, at the website of the regional Prosecutor’s office.

Reportedly, the crime was reported the friend of man. The priest also was accused of threatening to kill and assault.

The regional Department of the Investigative Committee (IC) reports that in may 2015, the Abbot came to visit the 32-year-old licence, but found the house only her children. The man waited until they fell asleep, and the landlady will come back, and then raped her. The woman went to the police, despite threats from the cleric.

The SC noted that the man in the course of the investigation refused to testify. To prove his guilt managed, interviewed more than 20 witnesses, including minors.

In addition it was established that in 2014 the priest, “being in the cemetery and using his physical superiority”, threatened with a knife by another familiar “for refusing to comply with its requirements”. In fact, threats of murder the prosecution was terminated in connection with the lapse of time. 37-year-old convict in favour of the victims also sought moral damages in the amount of 350 thousand rubles.

The Prosecutor added that the man had actively used the social networks for Dating with women.

As noted convicted was rector of the Church of Elijah the prophet, was responsible for religious education and catechesis of all Volovskiy district. The man was ordained a priest at the age of 20.