Two Catholic priests who were accused of sexually abusing deaf children in Argentina have been sentenced to over 40 years in prison each, AFP reports.
Argentine priest Horacio Corbacho was sentenced to 45 years in jail, Italian Nicola Corradi was sentenced to 42 years for the abuse of some 20 children at the Provolo Institute for deaf and hearing-impaired children between 2004 and 2016.
The trial is one of several expected to be conducted involving abuse a the Provolo Institute. The victims were both children and adolescents ages four to 17.
Several other staff at the school were taken into custody after the allegations of abuse first came to light in 2016, and the institute, 1,000 kilometers west of Buenos Aires, was shut down.