Catholic priest Carlo Alberto Capella to face Vatican trial for child pornography

  11 June 2018    Read: 1047
Catholic priest Carlo Alberto Capella to face Vatican trial for child pornography

A Catholic diplomat was recalled from the Washington embassy despite US requests to charge him in the country. He allegedly possessed and exchanged "a large quantity" of child pornography.

A high-ranking Vatican diplomat will face trial in the Holy See on charges of possessing child pornography in the US and Canada.

Catholic priest Carlo Alberto Capella was indicted on Saturday after a Vatican investigation found he had allegedly possessed and exchanged "a large quantity" of child pornography during his diplomatic posting.

His trial will start on June 22 in front of a Vatican magistrate.

If convicted, he could be sentenced to between one and five years in prison and fined between €2,500 and €50,000 ($2,100 to $42,000). He is being held in the city's police barracks.


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