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In settlement, Polish ex-priest accused of abusing minors gets 7-year prison term

  • Former Polish priest Wojciech Gil accused of abusing minors in the Dominican Republic and in Poland is being led for a court session in Wolomin near Warsaw, Poland, on Wednesday, March 25, 2015. The court found him guilty and handed him a seven-year prison term that Gil, 37, had sought in a settlement. (AP Photo)

    Former Polish priest Wojciech Gil accused of abusing minors in the Dominican Republic and in Poland is being led for a court session in Wolomin near Warsaw, Poland, on Wednesday, March 25, 2015. The court found him guilty and handed him a seven-year prison term that Gil, 37, had sought in a settlement. (AP Photo)  (The Associated Press)

  • The attorney Michal Szreniawa for former Polish priest Wojciech Gil who is accused of abusing minors in the Dominican Republic and in Poland, enters the courtroom in Wolomin near Warsaw, Poland, on Wednesday, March 25, 2015. The court found Gil, 37, guilty and handed him a seven-year prison term that he had sought in a settlement. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)

    The attorney Michal Szreniawa for former Polish priest Wojciech Gil who is accused of abusing minors in the Dominican Republic and in Poland, enters the courtroom in Wolomin near Warsaw, Poland, on Wednesday, March 25, 2015. The court found Gil, 37, guilty and handed him a seven-year prison term that he had sought in a settlement. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)  (The Associated Press)

A Polish court has sentenced a former priest convicted of abusing minors in the Dominican Republic and Poland to seven years in prison.

A court in Wolomin, near Warsaw, on Wednesday found Wojciech Gil guilty of abusing six minors in the Caribbean nation between 2009 and 2013 and two in Poland in 2000-2001.

Gil had pleaded not guilty, but sought a settlement which avoided a full trial. That was accepted by prosecutors, who represent the Dominican and the Polish victims.

Gil, 37, has been under arrest since February 2014. He was tried in Poland because the country has no extradition agreement with the Dominican Republic, making a trial there impossible.