Priest indicted and jailed for drugging and raping 15-year-old boy

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7:23 p.m., November 10, 2022

A 52-year-old priest was indicted on Sunday in Paris, in particular for “aggravated rape”, “provocation of a minor to use narcotics” and endangering the lives of others. He reportedly met the 15-year-old on the dating app Grindr and ended up in the capital.

A priest was indicted on Sunday in Paris for aggravated rape of a teenager and provocation of a minor to use narcotics and placed in pre-trial detention, the Paris prosecutor’s office said on Thursday, confirming information from RTL. This priest who officiates in the diocese of Rennes, born in 1970, was also indicted for endangering others and illicit use of narcotics, for acts committed on the night of November 3 to 4, 2022, according to this source.

The priest would have offered several drugs to the young boy

He is suspected of having administered a substance to the teenager without his knowledge in order to alter his judgment and the control of his actions. According to a source close to the case, the priest and the 15-year-old minor met on the Grindr dating application and met in the capital. They would have gone up to a hotel room in which the priest would have offered several drugs to the young boy which would have made him sick.

After having sex, the teenager allegedly alerted friends who managed to geolocate him using his cell phone, allowing firefighters to rescue him, according to RTL. In police custody, the priest would have assured to ignore the age of the boy, the latter having indicated to be of age on the Grindr application, indicates the radio.

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