The 50-year-old monk from the Maria Laach monastery is accused of stealing the DVDs from a downtown Würzburg sex shop in the German state of Bavaria, according to a spokesperson for the city prosecutor's office. A local radio station reported the monk ministers to youth, but authorities have not confirmed this.
Officials told journalists that the monk was frequently in Würzburg to visit the Oberzell monastery. In mid-December one of the sex shop workers caught him shoplifting and he fled the store, tossing his haul, three homoerotic DVDs, in a nearby dust bin. He was stopped by police shortly thereafter.
When police searched his room at the Maria Laach monastery in the German state of Rheinland-Palatinate they found hundreds of DVDs, 40 of which had been stolen from the Würzburg sex shop.