Priest held: Youth claims harassment

Date Published: 04/21/2009
Publication: Kathimerini

Police in Kozani yesterday were questioning a priest from a village near the northern city who is alleged to have sexually molested a 17-year-old youth in the village church. According to the youth’s testimony, the priest asked him to follow him to the church crypt on Good Friday, during the preparations of the Easter bier procession. There the priest, whose age and name were not revealed, is alleged to have sexually harassed the youth.