59 year old Father Michele Mottola was arrested this past week in Trentola Ducenta, Italy, which is near Naples. The arrest came after audio recordings of the priest and the girl were provided to local media.
Angello Spinillo, the bishop of Aversa, became aware of these allegations in May of 2018 at the earliest and Mottola had gottten suspended at the time. The bishop also reported the allegations to the Public Prosecutor of the Commissariat of Aversa. Unfortunately there was no further action against the priest at the time.
Nearly one and a half years later, action has now been taken only after the recording were aired on the political TV show Le Lene. Orders were then given by the Public Prosecutor’s Office in Naples to arrest the priest.
There are several occasions that the audio was recorded, and there are several highly disturbing passages within it.
“Look, there’s nobody there. You are scared? Embrace me, kiss me.” Mottola’s voice is heard saying in one, translations were made by Church Militant.
“Do you know that I love you? Do you want a little kiss?” Mottola said in another.
A child is heard whimpering in one of the audio clips, and repeatedly tells the priest to stop.
“Take this to dry yourself,” Mottola is heard saying in another audio clip, the girl is in tears and her protests are heard.
The child recorded being repeatedly abused after attempts by her mother to inform local parishioners had failed. The recordings were the child’s last resort.
In one of the recordings, the innocent girl is heard pleading with the priest to stop abusing her. The child is heard telling the priest that she told people who work within the church, but the priest is heard telling her to not tell lies.
“You didn’t have to do it, because now they will understand other things. Things will get very bad. I will come to your home to talk to your parents.” Mottola said to the girl.
Mottola even tried to persuade and silence the girl by comparing her to ISIS DAESH suicide bombers.
“You can tell lies. Do you understand you can lie? You’re like Islamic suicide bombers, throwing a bomb, killing people and leaving. The mud ends up also on your family and on you,” Mottola is heard saying in the audio.
Mottola is heard taking a more gentle approach in another audio clip, “Can you say that you have invented everything to the limit? “Everything … that I took you to the bedroom … everything. So, we take this mess out of the way. We can pretend that it never happened. We don’t talk about it anymore, okay?”
Following the audio clips being released to the public by La Lene, the girl’s mother said she is proud of the willingness by her daughter.
“I am proud of my daughter, she was more cunning than the priest,” the girl’s mother said.
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El sacerdote de nombre #MicheleMottola fue grabado por su víctima, una pequeña de tan solo 11 años que después de denunciar ante sus padres, lo que Mottola le hacía, estos no le creyeron. Fue entonces cuando la menor decidió grabar con su teléfono pic.twitter.com/mCUwnxnT6K
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Kyle James Lee – The AEGIS Alliance – This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.