Thursday, March 31, 2016

In Lyon, a new priest suspected of sexual assault – L’Express

The diocese of Lyon and Cardinal Philippe Barbarin, again in turmoil. Justice is investigating a new case of priest suspected of sexual assault. The suspected priest officiates in the second district of the city according M6info, adding that “new evidence recently brought to the attention of justice” led the prosecutor to open an investigation in 2006. A source close to the file, facts of assaults in question relate to “a girl”, whose age was not specified. This would be a teenager, according to another source.

The survey adds to the judicial investigation against Father Bernard Preynat, indicted late January for sexual assault crimes committed there more than 25 years on young Scouts that framed in the suburbs of Lyon.

Barbarin accused of turning a blind eye

Two other preliminary investigations are opened, this time targeting the Cardinal Philippe Barbarin among other religious leaders, on charges of “non-reporting” of sexual assault. In this context, the police raided Wednesday, the local bishop of Lyon.

At the origin of these investigations, victims of complaints that accuse Cardinal Barbarin of not informing the court of the actions of Father Bernard Preynat, indicted on 27 January for sexual assault committed between 1986 and 1991 scouts. And have left this religious stationed until 2015.

Another victim, now plays an important role in the Ministry of Interior, also accused the bishop of having closed eyes on assaults another priest Lyon which he says he was victim in the 1990


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