Father Gebrehana Semre is a priest in the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahdo Church. He serves at Saint Mary of Debre Tsion in Battersea, United Kingdom.
Semre was charged with three counts of sexual assault in January of 2011. The victim was an adult woman parishioner.
The priest was found guilty of two counts of sexual assault and eventually admitted the third charge on May 18, 2012. He was sentenced to 12 months in prison, suspended for 18 months.
According to a news report, despite his conviction Semre is still functioning as a priest within the Ethiopian community.