Priest Allegedly Hosted Orgies, Acted as 'Pimp' for 15 Women

Italian police are investigating
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 3, 2017 4:14 PM CST
Priest Allegedly Hosted Orgies, Acted as 'Pimp' for 15 Women
Priests attend a new year's Mass celebrated by Pope Francis in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican, Sunday, Jan. 1, 2017.   (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)

Not in the job description for a priest: organizing sex parties and running a side gig as a pimp. But that's what Italy's Father Andrea Contin is accused of doing, per the New York Daily News. A bishop got complaints about the 48-year-old, a parish priest in Padua, over the summer, and the church asked Contin to leave while it completes its own investigation. But three female parishioners have since complained to police, leading authorities to do their own investigation, the Times reports.

Contin is accused of holding orgies in his church's rectory and pimping out as many as 15 women to men on wife-swapping websites for a fee. Police have reportedly seized videos showing orgies on church property, sex toys, and porn movies concealed in boxes with the names of popes written on the covers, the International Business Times reports. Contin, who has not been arrested, is also accused of taking fancy vacations with lovers, including one holiday to a "naturist and swingers resort" in France. Police are investigating whether to charge him for crimes related to prostitution, the Inquisitr reports. (Read more priest sex abuse stories.)

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