A paedophile priest accused of raping an 11-year-old girl in his car has claimed that thought “the child was older,” and the “devil forced him” into committing the crime.
Father Paolo Glaentzer, 70 said “the devil gave him a trip,” when he was arrested last month for allegedly molesting an 11-year-old girl in his car in Italy.
Despite being accused of child molestation, Glaentzer was not jailed by the court, instead, he is being held on ‘house arrest’ pending the investigation.
When questioned by an Italian newspaper, the disgraced priest said he was “very sorry” for what happened to the girl, but then pinned the blame on Satan arguing that “the devil tripped me.”
When questioned about the abuse, Glaentzer claimed his encounter with the girls was “an exchange of affection” that spiralled out of control, adding that his victim seemed “much more mature than she was.”
“I found out she was 11 years old…I thought she was at least 15,” he told the newspaper. Even if the Glaentzer’s victim was actually 15, he would have still broken the law due to Italy age of consent being 16.
The journalist interviewing the priest noted that he seemed totally unphased by the ongoing criminal case, and insisted that he has entrusted himself “to Jesus and Mary.”