October 17, 2005

Pimping priest found guilty


A Lesvos court found an Orthodox priest guilty of procurement and sentenced him to two-and-a-half years in jail late on Saturday for prostituting women, but set him free pending his appeal, court sources said yesterday.

The 42-year-old Constantinos Pnakas was arrested early Friday after arranging for a policeman to have sex with one of the two Polish women, aged 20 and 28, whom he was found guilty of procuring.

During his trial, the priest claimed he had been trying to “help” the undercover officer meet the woman, not prostitute her to him. His defense lawyer said Pnakas had been an “idiot” but asked that he face a lesser charge.

Posted by kshaw at October 17, 2005 08:33 AM