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Czech priest seeking sex with young man busted in Polish sting operation

According to Polish media, the priest arranged a meeting with an underage boy in Katowice

Ostrava, North Moravia, Oct 28 (CTK) – The Ostrava-Opava Bishop took off duty a priest from Detmarovice, north Moravia, who was caught in a hotel in Poland seeking sex with a young man, the local paper Denik, the server iRozhlas.cz and Czech Television (CT) said today.

According to Polish media, the priest arranged a meeting with an underage boy in Katowice. He was questioned by the Polish police.

The priest said he was caught in a prepared trap.

“The priest himself informed us about the fact. He is aware that he acted in contradiction with his obligations of a priest, apologised for the outrage he had caused and resigned himself from all his posts,” diocese spokesman Pavel Siuda has said.

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Bishop Martin David has accepted the resignation and taken the priest off duty instantly.

The priest met the man on the Internet, iRozhlas said.

However, a police agent came instead to the meeting as well as the police who were tipped by a Polish activist who watches online paedophile networks. He also shot the video footage with a hidden camera.

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