(ANSA) – PRATO, 07 DEC – The court of Prato has granted the plea bargain to Don Francesco Spagnesi, the priest arrested for drug parties and for having stolen money from his parish as well as for having swindled the faithful. Don Spagnesi bargained for 3 years and 8 months. Taking into account the favorable opinion of the parties, the investigating judge accepted the plea bargain in today’s hearing. For the priest falls the charge of attempted serious injuries, hypothesized on the possibility that he has kept silent sexually transmitted diseases to partners. There remain allegations of drug dealing and trafficking and misappropriation of the money offered. Fr Spagnesi’s companion also negotiated with 3 years and 2 months: the accusation for him is of trafficking and drug dealing in competition: together with the priest, according to the accusation, he bought the Gbl, the so-called rape drug.
According to what emerges, Don Francesco Spagnesi will probably serve his sentence in social services and with a stay in a therapeutic community to treat his drug addiction.
A canonical process is also foreseen to establish his path within the Church. The Diocese of Prato removed him from the parish and suspended from his duties as a priest.
Source From: Ansa