Pretoria priest accused of assault gets bail

2014-02-18 08:59
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Johannesburg - A Catholic priest from Pretoria was granted R2 000 bail after appearing in court on charges of sexual assault, Beeld reported on Tuesday.

The 44-year-old priest from Waterkloof had allegedly made a 17-year-old boy watch a pornographic DVD and showed him his genitals.

The priest was reportedly on compulsory leave until the matter was completed.

He has to stay with the archbishop of Pretoria, William Slattery, and is not allowed to preach or have contact with his congregation.

The priest was expected to appear in court again in April.

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