Spain’s Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld a 30-year prison sentence a lower court had imposed on Pedro Jiménez Arias, a former priest, for sexually abusing seven boys he taught at a seminary boarding school.
The court found that the abuse took place between 2013 and 2016 at the school in the south-central city of Ciudad Real. The victims were aged around 13 at the time.
During swimming lessons, the defendant played games with some of the boys, pulling them into the water by grabbing their genitals, the court said, and forced some of his victims to stand naked in front of him as a “test of trust.”
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