A priest in Austria has been sentenced to a fine of EUR 4,800 and six months in prison for keeping thousands of images of child sexual abuse.
The Catholic cleric confessed before the Graz court. The defendant and the prosecutor’s office received the verdict on Wednesday.
The cleric had collected the photos and videos on computers and cell phones.
The data had been discovered and seized during a search of the priest’s private quarters and office in August 2021. The diocese subsequently suspended the man.