Argentine Catholic bishop sentenced to 4 1/2 years in jail in sex abuse trial

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  • Friday, 04 Mar 2022

Roman Catholic Bishop Gustavo Zanchetta, accused of sexually abusing young men in northern Argentina, sits in court, in Oran, Argentina March 3, 2022. Judiciary of Salta/Handout via REUTERS

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - A Catholic bishop accused of sexually abusing young men studying to be priests was found guilty by a court in northern Argentina on Friday, capping over a week of often graphic testimony in the latest sex crimes criminal case to hit the global church.

Gustavo Zanchetta, the former bishop of Oran in the northern province of Salta, was sentenced to 4 1/2 years in prison for the crimes, according to a statement from the court

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