Priest in Agrinio accused of raping underage girls said he had “divine powers,” according to the victim


The way the 49-year-old priest operated in Agrinio in Western Greece, who is accused of raping and sexually harassing two minors, caused shock and disgust, and the girls’ testimonies are creepy.

The 49-year-old priest took advantage of his sick appetites in an informal place for hosting abused women that he had created, Europost reported.

The accused allegedly told them that he was a “saint” and that he had “divine powers” since he had God’s “blessing.”

He brainwashed them and kept them close to him.

One of the victims said in her testimony that he had educated and nurtured all the young children in the parish to believe in magic and that everyone around them was evil.

According to ERT, the priest was arrested following a complaint from a woman who said that some years ago the priest had sexually abused her.

Police authorities carried out a surprise search at the home of the accused, where they found pornographic material of minors on his computer.

A case has already been filed and the priest is expected to be taken today to the Prosecutor of Agrinio.

According to Agrinio Press, the accused is very well known in the area and he officiates in villages in the area.

He is said to have played the role of “comforter” of women who faced problems with their relationships, their families, etc.

Local media said that he gained the blind trust of these women, but then he approached their minor children, proceeding with various acts against them.

An investigation was ordered by the Prosecutor’s Office after a woman complained she was raped by the accused in 2007 when she was still a minor, and that is when police found photos with pornographic material on the his computer.

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