Samuel Martin Martin, a 27-year-old Spanish priest, has been thrown out of the Church after it emerged he spent up to $23,000 of church money on a sex addiction and advertised himself as a male prostitute.
The priest spent the money, some of which had been collected in a drive for Haiti, on sex chat lines, internet porn sites and prostitutes over the year he was a priest at two parishes in the small towns Totanes and Noez. He apologized to parishioners during a recent mass and asked for forgiveness.
Martin had also posted adverts online offering himself as a prostitute.
"Heterosexual man for women and couples. Real photos. Well hung (15cm) to give you pleasure and happiness," he wrote. "I am open to everything except sadism. Hotels and private addresses. 24 hours. You won't regret it, I will give you pleasure like never before."
The adverts were accompanied by a photo of Martin in grey underpants. Martin was charging $160-an-hour for his services. It is unclear if he had any customers.
The archbishop of Toledo has confirmed the crimes and told press that Martin will no longer be working as a priest after "these lamentable incidents".