Prosecutor pushes for longer sentence after ex-priest gets five years for raping four

26-02-2015

A court in Havlíčkuv Brod on Thursday sentenced a former Roman Catholic priest to five years in prison for raping four women and sexually abusing a girl of 13. The state prosecutor appealed the verdict, saying ex-cleric Erik Tvrdoň should have received a sentence of eight or nine years after being found guilty of sexual intimidation, blackmail, rape, sexual abuse and producing child pornography. He is reported to have preyed on members of his congregation.