Vatican Monsignor And Judge Found Guilty Of Child Porn And Molestation, Takes Plea Bargain For Short Sentence

La Stampa – In Italiano

“Monsignor Amenta has made advances to a Romanian (adult) boy. In his PC discovered child pornographic images

Monsignor Pietro Amenta, 55-year-old priest of the diocese of Matera, canonist, formerly official of the Congregation for Divine Worship and current judge of the Roman Rota, decided on February 14th to settle the sentence for a year and two months (with suspension of sentence) for the accusation of sexual violence and digital child pornography.  

 

The events date back to 2 March 2017: that evening Amenta would have molested a Romanian (adult) boy in Piazza San Giovanni di Dio.

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Monsignor Pietro Amenta

The young man chased him and turned to the traffic police. At that moment a carabinieri patrol arrived too. After the prelate’s identification, it emerged that he had already been sued for obscene acts in 1991 and sexual harassment in 2004.

While five years ago he was the one who denounced having been robbed by two transsexuals.   The day after the incident of harassment against the young Rumanian, during a search, the police in the prelate’s computer discovered child pornography images.

Two weeks ago, opening the judicial year, the promoter of justice of the Vatican City State, Gian Piero Milano, had announced that there were two cases of pedophilia and child pornography under investigation in the Vatican.

The case of a priest member of the diplomatic corps of the Holy See accredited to Washington was known. Furthermore, “the case of the Office of the Promoter of Justice has recently come to two cases of different configuration and relevance falling within the scope of crimes against the person, in particular against minors”, Milan said.

The investigations initiated are at the preliminary stage and are dutifully carried out in the most absolute confidentiality, out of respect for all the subjects involved; just as firm is the determination to fathom in all the factual, juridical and human implications the validity and the contents of the hypotheses of crime (such are in the state), in search of the truth.

It is a difficult task, both from a technical-juridical point of view (starting from the identification of de facto elements concerning passive subjects, relevant for the purpose of framing the case) and, above all, to the psychological impact profiles of those involved in these crimes. and for the alarm which, in whatever sphere, arouses such events on a social level.

With this awareness it is the intention of the Office to carry out the investigations with extreme care, without neglecting or neglecting anything, in all directions ». Then, on February 14th, the news of Amenta’s plea bargain.”

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