As investigations of alleged sexual abuse of multiple young boys by two Polish clerics continue, one Polish priest, Father Ireneusz Bochynski, of Piotrkow Trybunalski in Central Poland, claims he is aware of 10-year-old children who "went to bed with adults, wanting to be fulfilled, and it was the choice of the child."
In a recent Polskie Radio report, Father Bochynski insisted that "now that we have so many broken marriages, where most often there is a lack of a father, it will happen more and more often that children without such figures will cling on to men."
The report highlights that Bochynski's statement is in line with those held by head of the Polish Episcopate Archbishop Jozef Michalik. He argues that children involved in pedophilia cases are often "searching for love" because of its absence in their broken homes.
Poland's attorney general's office is currently examining 650 documents pertaining to allegations of sexual abuse of multiple boys in the Dominican Republic by two Polish priests.
"A cursory look at them has confirmed that they will be of value in the case, as we had hoped," said Maciej Kujawski, spokesman for the attorney general.
"All the documents are in Spanish, and we cannot refer to their contents until the translation has been carried out," added Przemyslaw Nowak, another spokesman for the office.
Father Wojciech Gil, who has been reportedly staying with family in a village near Krakow is accused of sexually abusing at least seven boys while he was at a parish in a highland town called Juncalito. Another priest, Archbishop Jozef Wesolowski, an ex-Vatican nuncio in the Dominican Republic, faces similar allegations but it is uncertain where his is right now according to the report.
Archbishop Wesolowski possessed diplomatic immunity as a Vatican ambassador and was replaced by the Vatican, which is currently carrying out its own investigation, in August.
Recalling the nuncio "is by no means an effort to avoid taking responsibility for what might possibly be verified," a spokesman for the Vatican noted in early September.
The Dominican Republic's attorney general Francisco Dominguez Brito, said in late October that "the guilty must bear responsibility.
"What has happened is inexcusable," he added while emphasizing that he wants charges to be made "as quickly as possible."