Photo: Press service of the Birobidzhan diocese of the Russian Orthodox Church
The rector of the Church of St. Elijah the prophet in the village of Amurzet the Oktyabrsky district of the Jewish Autonomous region, hieromonk Spiridon arrested on suspicion of child molestation. On Tuesday, November 26, the press service of the Birobidzhan diocese of the Russian Orthodox Church.
According to the press service, the Spyridon in the world Yuriy Abramov was arrested on November 24 in the framework of the criminal case. It is reported that the facts of pedophilia documented by law enforcement. And in the evening of 25 November, the court chose Abramov a measure of restraint in form of detention for two months.
The diocese reported that Abramov is forbidden to hold services at the time of investigation. He also freed from all ecclesiastical duties.
On 12 April the court delivered its verdict in the form of 4,5 years of imprisonment of the rector of the Church of the Holy Trinity in the village of Lipin Bor, Vologda region, who molested 12-year-old girl. In 2017-2018, 47-year-old Abbot committed sexual abuse against young parishioners, classmates of his son. The priest admitted his guilt.
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