Vatican Detains Diplomat Accused of Viewing Child Porn

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08 April, 2018

Capella was a high-ranking priest in the Vatican's diplomatic corps.

After a month-long investigation, detectives have arrested a St. Petersburg man and charged him with multiple counts of possession of child pornography, the St. Petersburg Police Department said.

Windsor police issued a Canada-wide arrest warrant for Capella last September.

Another Vatican diplomat from Poland, Josef Wesolowski, was accused of paying teenage boys for sex while serving as ambassador to the Dominican Republic, but died in 2015 before the start of his trial.

Ranger is charged with three counts each of second-degree rape, second-degree sex offense, third-degree sex offense and fourth-degree sex offense as well as one count each of sexual abuse of a minor, sexual abuse of a minor with a continuing course of conduct, production of child pornography and possession of child pornography.

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After US authorities contacted the Vatican about the diplomat, he was moved home.

According to Assistant U.S. Attorney Stephanie Lamarque, who is prosecuting the case, an undercover Homeland Security Investigations special agent discovered multiple files containing videos and images of child pornography on Colucci's computer, images that were being shared on a peer-to-peer website. After studying at the Vatican diplomatic academy in Rome, he entered the Vatican diplomatic service in 2004.

Capella, who has the title of monsignor in an honorary manner and is not a bishop, worked as a counselor for the Nunciature in Washington and before that had worked in The Section for Relations with States of the Vatican Secretariat of State (Holy See).

Pic: The Apostolic Palace in Rome, site of the administration of the Holy See.


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