Ten years sought for priest suspected of preying on migrants

Allegedly extorted sex in exchange for residency permits

(ANSA) - Trapani, October 19 - Prosecutors on Monday requested a 10-year prison sentence for a priest they said extorted sex from asylum seekers.
    Father Sergio Librizzi was arrested in June 2014 on aggravated sexual assault charges for abusing his position on an asylum claims committee in the Sicilian city of Trapani, where he was the former director of Catholic charity Caritas. Librizzi is also being investigated on separate charges in connection with the management of immigrant reception centers in the Trapani area.
    Sicily is the first Italian landfall for refugees fleeing war and destitution in Africa and the Middle East across the Mediterranean, and Caritas is often on the front lines - along with the Red Cross and various government agencies - when they arrive.


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