Boy on the priest: - He touched our tits

A chairman of the parish council and several colleagues have complained about a priest from the greater Copenhagen. They believe, among other things, that the p

Boy on the priest: - He touched our tits

A chairman of the parish council and several colleagues have complained about a priest from the greater Copenhagen. They believe, among other things, that the p

Ann McDonald
Ann McDonald
08 February 2020 Saturday 10:00
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Boy on the priest: - He touched our tits

A chairman of the parish council and several colleagues have complained about a priest from the greater Copenhagen. They believe, among other things, that the priest has a cross-border sexual behavior.

Now Mette Rasmussen and her daughter forward with their experiences.

- It is totally unacceptable that a priest behaving in this way. I am appalled by the fact that it can be done with such young girls, says Mette Rasmussen, who is the mother of a girl, who was confirmed by the priest in 2018.

his Daughter says to Ekstra Bladet, that the priest touched her tits and took her on the hindquarters.


the Daughter now 16 years of age do not stand forth with the name and image, as she does not want to be recognized locally as 'her, which was taken on the ass of the priest’. Her full identity is Ekstra Bladet familiar.

the Girl tells how she and other girls in the class - map inside konfirmationsforberedelserne - decided that they would not be alone with the priest, because they were uncomfortable with him.

Each time, the teaching was over, the priest stood for example in the door and would give the girls a hug before they left the room, she says. But it was not a normal hug, she remembers.

He held the arm horizontally and brought it in front of his own chest, so he touched our breasts when he hugged us.

Gradually began the now 16-year-old girl, therefore, to take the arms in front of himself in order to ’protect’ brystpartiet.

- But then moved his hand down to my ass, and it was not by chance. It was not at all normal, and I have never before been hugged by an adult on the way, she says to Ekstra Bladet.

- I thought it was very cross, but could not find out if it was wrong on the way, or what I should do about it.

the Extra Leaf has been the events in the door confirmed by a classmate, who watched the seancerne, as well as klassekammeratens mother, who remembers that they talked about it at home.

the Extra Leaf has the choice to anonymize the priest, since the magazine is informed by multiple sources with knowledge of the matter, that the priest and the many complaints against him are being investigated in the Copenhagen Diocese and ecclesiastical affairs. Photo: Ekstra Bladet


Also, the 16-year-olds mother, Mette Rasmussen, confirms that, already at that time berøringerne allegedly took place, talked about it at home.

- I found the first time out that there was something wrong, when I met my daughter and her friend on the way home from konfirmandundervisning. I ask them how their day is gone, and my daughter's friend falls almost of the bike - they are in a panic and explains how the priest has hugged them in an unpleasant way, she says.

I was pretty shocked about it, they told me, and my reaction was also that it was not in order and that my daughter's friend had to go home and tell it to his parents.

Mette Rasmussen tells that she in addition explained to his daughter and her friend that they should say no. Still got the daughter never said from verbally, she explains today.

- It was very hard to say no. He had a power, and that he should confirms to me, she says

Gradually, I tried instead just to avoid him, and ran almost out of the church together with the others, when the teaching was over, she says.

today the bikes she still detours to avoid the area in the city, where the priest lives and airing his dog.


the Family never complained about the priest.

My daughter would not have that I complained about him. She feared that the priest would udskamme her in front of the class, telling the girl's mother, Mette Rasmussen.

- today, I regret infinitely that I did not do it. It could have been crucial if there had previously been complaints or forward-looking come, she says.

Also the daughter regret today, that they have not sent a complaint.

- today I can see it could benefit the other, if I had complained, but at the time I would just like to have the process over with, she says.

Others however, have lodged official complaints about the priest, who is currently on leave. Ekstra Bladet has knowledge of the five complaints, which are mainly derived from the colleagues.

the Priest was also excluded from the konfirmandundervisningen in august 2019. It is shown by a record from a ward council meeting.

the Extra Leaf has offered the priest to make up for the interview, but the priest did not wish to answer Ekstra question. The priest and his advisor have proposed a number of conditions and requirements to participate in an interview, which Ekstra Bladet has not wanted to meet.

the Extra Leaf has the choice to anonymize the priest, since the magazine is informed by multiple sources with knowledge of the matter, that the priest and the many complaints against him are being investigated in the Copenhagen Diocese and ecclesiastical affairs.

Violation in the parish

the Extra Leaf has the choice to anonymize the priest, since the magazine is informed by multiple sources with knowledge of the matter, that the priest and the many complaints against him are being investigated in the Copenhagen Diocese and ecclesiastical affairs.

Despite repeated attempts to get the priest to relate to the criticism he has not wanted to respond on the Extra Magazine in question.

the Newspaper learns that the priest is convinced that there is someone in the church, the ward council, provstiet and the Copenhagen Diocese, joined in a plot against him. There should even be ’forces higher up in the people ecclesiastical hierarchy’, undermining the priest.

the Extra Leaf has been in contact with 13 persons with a close relationship to the church, where the priest belongs to. None of these hills the priest up. Ekstra Bladet learns, however, that there should be a person in the ward council, which supports the priest. We have tried to get a comment from him, but she has not answered our calls.

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Updated: 08.02.2020 10:00
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