Tag Archives: molestation

AUSTRALIA: Archbishop Becomes Highest Ranking Catholic Convicted Of Covering Up Child Rape [VIDEO]

The Associated Press reports: An Australian archbishop on Tuesday became the most senior Roman Catholic cleric in the world convicted of covering up child sex abuse in a test case that holds to account church hierarchy that kept silent in the face of an international pedophile crisis. Magistrate Robert Stone handed down the verdict against Archbishop of Adelaide Philip Wilson ...

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CHILE: All 34 Catholic Bishops Offer Resignation To Pope Francis Over Coverup Of Molestation Scandals

Reuters reports: In an unprecedented move, 34 Chilean bishops said on Friday they had offered to resign en masse after attending a crisis meeting this week with Pope Francis about the cover-up of sexual abuse in their country. It was not immediately clear if the pope would accept all or any of the resignations from the prelates, who hold all ...

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Bill Donohue Accuses Gay Pol Of Anti-Catholic Bigotry For Opposing Use Of Public Funds To Pay Abuse Victims

Just in from Catholic League blowhard Bill Donohue: Brad Hoylman, a New York State Senator, has posted an anti-Catholic tweet that cannot go unchallenged. His colleagues should condemn his bigotry without delay. In addition, he should recuse himself from voting on any measure dealing with the sexual abuse of minors. The subject of Hoylman’s tweet is a new bill that ...

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Catholic Cardinal To Stand Trial For Sexual Abuse, Highest Ranked Vatican Official Ever Charged [VIDEO]

The Sydney Morning Herald reports: George Pell will be the most senior Catholic leader to face a jury after being committed to stand trial on multiple historic sexual assault charges. In a decision that will ring loud through the Vatican and around the religious world, Australia’s most senior Catholic and the man who a year ago oversaw management of the ...

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Priest’s Lawyer: That Teenage Boy Seduced My Client

Flint, Michigan’s Fox affiliate reports: Robert DeLand, a Saginaw priest who had been arrested and charged with sex crimes in March is now facing new charges. The new charges include: second degree criminal sexual conduct, second degree criminal sexual conduct causing personal injury, controlled substance delivery, and contributing to a delinquency of a minor. DeLand was out on bond, but ...

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Catholic League Silent On Dozens Of Pedophile Priests, Rushes Out Condemnation Of “Lethal” Gay Sodomy

Catholic officials in New York and Pennsylvania have publicly named dozens of pedophile priests in just the last two weeks. So naturally Catholic League blowhard Bill Donohue today rushed out a condemnation of “lethal” gay sodomy. Via press release: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has declared April to be STD Awareness Month. The latest data show that ...

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MICHIGAN: Police Raid Catholic Diocese And Bishop’s Home, Cite Lack Of Cooperation In Sexual Abuse Probe

Flint’s ABC affiliate reports: Police were serving search warrants Thursday in connection with the investigation of Saginaw area priests. A contingent of law enforcement officials from multiple agencies raided Bishop Joseph Cistone’s residence, the Catholic Diocese of Saginaw offices and St. Mary’s Cathedral in Saginaw. Police obtained the three search warrants that were being executed as part of the investigation ...

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Buffalo Diocese Names 42 Pedophile Priests [VIDEO]

The Buffalo News reports: For more than 30 years, Timothy J. Clark lived with the emotional scars of being sexually abused by a parish priest. The name of the man who allegedly assaulted Clark remained a closely guarded secret. Clark didn’t want to talk much about it. Bishops for the Catholic Diocese of Buffalo refused to acknowledge anything about priests ...

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Pastor Hit With 47 Counts Of Molesting Boys [VIDEO]

The Christian Post reports: After allegedly threatening to take his life last month over allegations that he raped two underage boys, Ronnie Gorton, a married father and lead pastor of The Awakening Church in Atoka, Tennessee, was indicted on 47 counts of illegal relations with three underage boys. Among the charges, according to The Leader, are five counts of aggravated ...

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Priest Arrested For Sex With Underage Boys [VIDEO]

Michigan Live reports: Sunday, the Rev. Robert DeLand Jr. conducted Mass at St. Agnes Church in Freeland and renewed the vows of a couple who had been married 25 years, according to people who were there. He was arrested later that day. Monday, he was in jail charged with sexual assault after police in Tittabawassee and Saginaw townships finished a ...

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TENNESSEE: Pastor Held On Suicide Watch After Allegations He Molested Two Underage Boys [VIDEO]

The Christian Post reports: Ronnie Gorton, a married father and lead pastor of The Awakening Church in Atoka, Tennessee, has been taken in for a psychiatric evaluation after he allegedly threatened to take his life over accusations that he raped two underage boys. Tipton County investigators told WMCActionNews5 that a 17-year-old boy came forward last week to allege that Gorton, ...

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Actress Details Accusations Against Co-Star Scott Baio: He Fingered Me In His Car When I Was 14 [VIDEO]

The New York Daily News reports: Nicole Eggert detailed the first time “Charles in Charge” co-star Scott Baio molested her in his garage — and revealed why she lied about it for so long. The actress, who is 11 years younger than Baio, told Megyn Kelly on Tuesday that the actor digitally penetrated her in his car in his garage ...

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Roy Moore Launches Money Beg To Defend Against Defamation Suit Brought By Sexual Assault Accuser

Huntsville’s ABC affiliate reports: Roy Moore has sent an email to supporters asking them to donate to a “Legal Defense Fund.” He says he needs the money to fight Leigh Corfman in court. Corfman says she had a sexual encounter with Moore when she was 14 and he was 32. Moore called Corfman a liar all through the campaign while ...

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Up To 175 Year Sentence For Pedophile Sports Doctor

The Associated Press reports: The former sports doctor who admitted molesting some of the nation’s top gymnasts for years was sentenced Wednesday to 40 to 175 years in prison as the judge declared: “I just signed your death warrant.” “It is my honor and privilege to sentence you. You do not deserve to walk outside a prison ever again. You ...

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GUAM: Catholic Archbishop Denies Raping His Nephew

Catholic News Service reports: An embattled archbishop in Guam has denied an allegation that he raped his nephew nearly 20 years ago, when his accuser was a teen. Mark Apuron, nephew of Guam’s Archbishop Anthony Apuron, filed a lawsuit Jan. 10, claiming that his uncle raped him in a Church bathroom in 1989 or 1990. This is the fifth lawsuit ...

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CHILE: Pope Francis Spawns Outrage After Accusing Victims Of Notorious Pedophile Priest Of Slander

The Associated Press reports: Pope Francis accused victims of Chile’s most notorious pedophile of slander Thursday, an astonishing end to a visit meant to help heal the wounds of a sex abuse scandal that has cost the Catholic Church its credibility in the country. Francis said that until he sees proof that Bishop Juan Barros was complicit in covering up ...

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CHILE: Pope Francis Apologizes For Pedophile Priests As Police Disperse Protesters With Tear Gas [VIDEO]

The Associated Press reports: Pope Francis dove head first into the sex abuse scandal that has devastated the Catholic Church’s credibility in Chile, apologizing Tuesday for the “irreparable damage” to victims, but also acknowledging the “pain” of priests who have been held collectively responsible for the crimes of a few. Francis’ words were delivered amid unprecedented opposition to his visit: ...

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Catholic League: Secular Groups Should “Mirror” The Catholic Church’s Way Of Handling Sexual Misconduct

Via press release from Catholic League blowhard Bill Donohue: The clergy sexual abuse scandal in the Catholic Church made headline news in 2002, even though most of the offenses took place from the mid-1960s to the mid-1980s. Over the past decade and a half, the Church launched many new policies to check this problem, the result being a dramatic reduction ...

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Kayla Moore’s “Different Jew” Isn’t Actually Jewish

The Washington Post reports: Several publications, including The Washington Post, had identified Richard Jaffe, a prominent Jewish defense lawyer, as the person the failed Republican Senate candidate’s wife, Kayla, was likely referring to when she said during a rally last month that “one of our attorneys is a Jew.” Jaffe had represented the couple’s son on a drug charge, so ...

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ALABAMA: Accuser Sues Roy Moore For Defamation

Montgomery’s NBC affiliate reports: One of Roy Moore’s accusers has filed a defamation lawsuit against the failed Senate candidate and his campaign. In the lawsuit filed in Montgomery County Circuit Court on Thursday, Leigh Corfman claims Moore and his campaign defamed her repeatedly after she told the Washington Post that Moore sexually abused her in 1979. “Since publication of the ...

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