Local February 19, 2014 | 10:21 am

Polish priest gets 3 months in jail to await trial, report

Santo Domingo.- Poland judicial authorities on Wednesday ruled to send Polish priest Wojciech (padre Alberto) Gil to three months of pre-trial detention, on charges of sexually abusing minors in his country, and in a highland town of the Dominican Republic, Polish media report.

Citing a source close to the investigation, Polish courts ruled to hold the priest in, and if convicted on all four counts, could spend up to 12 years in Poland prison.

Gil, indicted on similar charges in the Dominican Republic, headed the Catholic Church parish in Juncalito, in Santiago’s rugged Central Mountains.