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Russian priest who adopted 70 children jailed for abuse

BBC News

December 25, 2021

A Russian court has jailed for 21 years a former Orthodox priest, said to have adopted 70 children, for a string of child abuse offences.

Nikolai Stremsky was convicted of raping several children and other violent acts in his parish in the Urals in south-west Russia.

Stremsky was reputed to have Russia’s largest family and was decorated with a national Order of Parental Glory.

Barred from the priesthood he has also been stripped of his honour.

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