Police officer faces jail for sex in church

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A police officer in southern Germany has been suspended from duty after allegedly having sex in a Catholic church during a service.

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.