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Startling Story Of Russian Priest Who Adopted 70 Children And R*ped Them

BBC reports that 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.

As an abbot in the town of Saraktash, Stremsky and his wife ran a foster home from the early 1990s, adopting children from orphanages in the region. Most of the 70 they adopted have since grown up.

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He was arrested in 2019 and investigated for offences against seven minors, He condemned the allegations against him as slander.

Last year, one of his grown-up adoptive children and her husband were given suspended sentences for illegally restricting children of their liberty.

Sentencing Stremsky to prison in a penal colony, the court in Saraktash on Friday banned him from working with children for 20 years and removed his national parenting honour.

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