An Italian priest, 48-year-old Fr Andrea Contin, a parish priest in Padua, northern Italy (pictured) is under police investigation for allegedly organizing and filming sex parties in the rectory of his church and for also acting as a pimp to some of his 15 lovers.
Fr. Contin is suspected of living off immoral earnings and psychological violence.
According to reports, the Catholic priest apparently organized several orgies on the premises of San Lorenzo church, where he is based.
Sex toys and some of the videos he made have been seized after three women parishioners complained about his behavior.
He allegedly hid the home-made porn films in covers bearing the names of various popes.
It has also been suggested that Fr Contin “farmed out” some of his lovers on wife-swapping websites and took female friends to stay at a naturist and swingers’ resort in Cap d’Agde on the southern French coast.
His lovers/victims reportedly first made their complaints to the local bishop last summer but church authorities did not report to the police, saying they had not yet completed their own investigation.
One unnamed 49-year-old church volunteer, who claims she had an affair with Fr Contin and had sex with him on church premises, said:
“There were a lot of women hovering around him. I didn’t understand that at first, only later.”
The Catholic priest, Fr Contin has not been arrested yet, but a prosecutor is supposedly investigating the allegations.