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The Rev. Angel Armando Perez at Saint Luke Catholic Church in Woodburn, Oregon.
It was close to midnight Sunday when Woodburn resident James Curths saw the 12-year-old boy running down the street toward him. Curths said the child, panting and out of breath, begged for help, telling him a man was chasing him.
Moments later, a man rounded the corner wearing only underwear. He stood a short distance away, trying to wave the boy over as Curths and his sister-in-law prepared to drive the boy to relatives.
"He was staring at us," said Heather Rodriguez, 28, Curths' sister-in-law, who was also outside. "Then he stood there with his hands on his hips like, 'You're really not going to give him to me?'"
Rodriguez and Curths, 35, told the man they were calling the police. Only then, they said, did the man jog away.
Father Angel says he was drinking at the church function, so much so he and the boy had to be driven home.
Why do pedophiles look like pedophiles? What gives one a pedophile creep face?
Originally posted by StratosFear
And yet people still go to church...
When will they learn God left that place a long time ago.
This page documents Roman Catholic sex abuse cases by country. The Catholic sexual abuse scandal in Europe has affected several dioceses in European nations, although not to the same extent as it has affected dioceses in the United States of America. After the United States, the country with the next highest number of reported cases is Ireland. A significant number of cases have also been reported in Australia, New Zealand, Canada, and countries in Europe, Latin America, Africa and Asia.
The Pope is facing accusations he was personally involved in covering up child sex abuse by failing to take action against an American priest who molested up to 200 boys at a deaf school.
A documentary about a pedophile priest who allegedly abused over 200 deaf boys at the St. John’s School for the Deaf in St. Francis, Wisconsin will premiere at the Toronto Film Festival in September, says the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God chronicles the testimony of some of the victims who were sexually assaulted by Father Lawrence Murphy at the school between 1950 and 1974. The film also claims that Pope Benedict XVI, then known as Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, was aware of the sexual abuse complaints against Murphy. The film, which is set for a wider release this fall, is directed by Oscar-winning director Alex Gibney.
Tue, Jul 24, 2012
PHILADELPHIA (Reuters) - Monsignor William Lynn, the highest-ranking clergyman convicted in the U.S. Roman Catholic Church scandal, was sentenced on Tuesday to up to six years in prison for covering up child sex abuse by priests in Philadelphia.
Judge M. Teresa Sarmina told Lynn, 61, the former secretary of the clergy for the Philadelphia Archdiocese, that he protected "monsters in clerical garb who molested children."
Sentenced to three to six years in prison, Lynn had faced the possibility of a slightly longer maximum sentence of up to seven years behind bars for his conviction on a single count of child endangerment.
Lynn, who oversaw the work of 800 priests, was convicted of covering up sex-abuse allegations, often by transferring predatory priests to unsuspecting parishes. His case, which was closely watched by the Vatican, followed a series of child abuse scandals that hit the church in the United States and in Europe.
"He was the master of deception," said lead prosecutor Patrick Blessington at the sentencing in Philadelphia Common Pleas Court. "We're talking about children being raped."