Polish priest guilty of molesting Dominican boys wants only 7 years(Update)
Santo Domingo.- Polish priest Wodciech (Padre Alberto) Gil, charged with molesting several boys in the Dominican Republic and Poland, on Friday pleaded guilty to the charges to seek a reduced sentence at the court in Wolomin, Poland EFE reports from Warsaw.
His defense seeks the lightest penalty, of seven years.
The prosecution however has requested time to study the proposal by the defendant’s lawyers.
The Polish court set the next hearing for March 25, when the prelate could be sentenced, local media report.
"The defendant pleaded guilty and agreed to serve a seven year prison sentence," said court spokeswoman Joanna Adamowicz.
Gil faces 10 charges, eight for child molestation and two for possession of child pornography and illegal weapons possession. If convicted he could spend up to 15 years in prison without taking into account its voluntary declaration of guilt.
The first charges of abuse of two minors were filed in Poland from 2000 to 2001 and then during his tenure as parish priest in the highland town of Juncalito, Dominican Republic, from 2009 to 2013.