Policeman faces 'church sex' claim
Published 04/01/2010 | 16:38
A German police officer has been suspended from duty accused of having sex during a church service.
The 26-year-old faces possible disciplinary measures as well as a criminal complaint for allegedly disturbing religious activities.
Police said that a visitor discovered the officer with a woman in the Catholic church in Rennertshofen, near the Bavarian city of Ingolstadt, during an early-morning service last week. The couple then fled, but a church employee recognised the officer.
The man was suspended the following day. Disturbing religious activities can carry a sentence of up to three years in prison.