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.