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Lesvos priest nabbed for prostitution racket

An Orthodox priest was arrested yesterday on the Aegean island of Lesvos in connection with operating a prostitution racket, police said. The 42-year-old priest, Constantinos Pnakas, was arrested in the early hours of yesterday morning after he allegedly arranged for an undercover policeman to have sex with a prostitute for 100 euros. The suspect, the parish priest of a local church, then accompanied the policeman to a nearby hotel where the two met up with a Polish girl and was nabbed by police as he was leaving the premises. Along with the priest, two Polish women, aged 20 and 28, have been arrested and taken to a prosecutor for further questioning. Police said a witness has come forward and confessed to being set up with one of the two prostitutes by the priest.