Priest quit church after admitting having photos of teenage girl

Sosefo Sateki Raass was parish priest of St Mary's, in Mt Albert, but was convicted in March 2019 of indecent communication with a person under 16.

Stuff reports Raass was told to serve 100 hours of community service for his offending.

He was not placed on the sex offenders' register.

Raass had been considered a rising star of the church, was principal priest of the Auckland Fijian community and was also the celebrant at Japanese rugby international Amanaki Mafi's wedding.