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Police: Woodburn priest chased boy down street after abuse

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posted on Aug, 16 2012 @ 06:35 PM
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"Father Angel touched me"


www.oregonlive.com...






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.


According to the police report Father Angel asked the boys parents if he could take the boy on a mountain trip. The night before the mountain trip the family attended a church function. Father Angel took the boy to his house after the party. Once at his house they watched a movie. An air mattress was set up in the living for the boy and after the movie he went to sleep. The boy was later awoken by flashes and it was then he saw Father Angel standing over him in just his underwear & a t shirt while taking pictures [with a cell phone] and touching himself. The boy also discovered his pants and underwear were down to his knees. At this time Father Angel went upstairs and the boy went to pack his things eager to leave. Not long after Father Angel returned and laid down on the mattress and told the boy come back to bed. This is when the boy ran out of the house in the search for help, which he found.

Father Angel says he was drinking at the church function, so much so he and the boy had to be driven home. Once at the house, while they were watching the movie Father Angel said he drank another beer. He blames the whole incident on alcohol, claiming he blacked out. He drove drunk to the child's house that night and begged for forgiveness, saying it was he who sinned, that he made a mistake not the Catholic Church. He also showed the boys parents his cell phone telling them the pictures are gone.

What can I say about the Catholic Church that hasn't already been said. At this point people should be safer than sorry and NEVER leave their children with a Catholic priest. There are good priests out there but I'm sorry to say the rampant child abuse cases via Catholic Priests is disgusting and continuing. In fact, I hope the entire religion implodes and forever dies, but more importantly that people stop going to these churches and giving them their money and time.

What would Jesus do?




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posted on Aug, 16 2012 @ 06:36 PM
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I read this story last night.

What a pig!

Throw him into a deep dark hole never to return.



posted on Aug, 16 2012 @ 06:40 PM
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Father Angel says he was drinking at the church function, so much so he and the boy had to be driven home.


Uh, any adult wanting a child to go on a mountain trip and send the night should seem suspect. Especially a priest. Especially a drunk priest. Especially a priest that gets so drunk someone has to drive him and the boy home. None of these set off alarm bells?

If I ever have kids they're getting welded into suits of armor.



posted on Aug, 16 2012 @ 06:41 PM
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I concur! To the dungeon!



posted on Aug, 16 2012 @ 06:42 PM
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I agree, the warning signs are there! Catholic priest wants to take a child alone with him on a camping trip.... Catholic priest gets drunk at party the same night he's taking the boy with back to his house... The writing is on the wall.
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posted on Aug, 16 2012 @ 06:44 PM
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What a freak. People like this should get life in jail. What dumb parents too, who would let your little boy sleep over a priests house?

Why do pedophiles look like pedophiles? What gives one a pedophile creep face?



posted on Aug, 16 2012 @ 06:50 PM
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This is sad.
It's also another sign of how gullible people are when it comes to anyone they perceive as an authority figure.

Never leave your children with anyone that isn't already a licensed child care specialist, or a close relative you can trust, typically someone that already has children their own.



posted on Aug, 16 2012 @ 06:51 PM
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posted on Aug, 16 2012 @ 06:52 PM
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And yet people still go to church...

When will they learn God left that place a long time ago.



posted on Aug, 16 2012 @ 07:23 PM
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Christ that dude looks so jaundiced that if his eyes were shut he'd pass for a corpse.
At the end of the day father Angel (lol has to be made up) is not to blame here, clearly he was merely following the example set by Jesus, getting the kid naked bunking down for the night and ahowing the kingdom of heaven.
As the US is predominantly christian then no doubt the majority will forgive him instantly, he who has not sinned cast the first stone and all that, give the boy some money and that'll be the end of it.



posted on Aug, 17 2012 @ 06:08 AM
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I went on a short trip with our parish priest and 2 friends when I was younger (8th grade?) Good times, still remember it all to this day. It's a shame that a few perverts ruin it for everyone.. now we can't trust those we are supposed to trust.. makes for a effed up society imo. It's a good thing the kid had the sense to get the hell outa there though and find help.



posted on Aug, 17 2012 @ 06:11 AM
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Why do pedophiles look like pedophiles? What gives one a pedophile creep face?




Usually it's the creepy mustache and aviator glasses. What I've always wondered is why, at least in most of the high profile cases, are they gay? I assume that the vast majority are not gay, but especially with priests they seem to be.



posted on Aug, 17 2012 @ 07:29 AM
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Originally posted by StratosFear
And yet people still go to church...

When will they learn God left that place a long time ago.


Do not make the mistake of associating the act a man comits to the church. He by no means is representitive of the vast majority of priests, ministers, lay poeples who share of the word of God, who is still very much alive in the Catholic Church.



posted on Aug, 17 2012 @ 08:17 PM
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While we hope that is the case and the majority of those are all good people who don't know about the abuse and certainty aren't covering it up, but with so many cases worldwide and growing it's not looking good. By now so many people are aware of these sex scandals involving the church and children how anyone currently working in the church not know what's going on is hard for me to believe. Sure, I agree there are some good people there but I doubt they're deaf, dumb, and blind.

Roman Catholic sex abuse cases by country | Wikipedia


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.[1]


Even the pope is being accused of covering up a major sex abuse scandal. A documentary about said case is coming out this fall.

Pope accused of covering up abuse of 200 boys - Telegraph



Pope accused of covering up US priest's abuse of 200 deaf boys


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.



Documentary on sexual abuse of deaf children premieres at Toronto Film Festival - Toronto Disability | Examiner.com


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.


Other recent news,

Philadelphia monsignor imprisoned for covering up child sex abuse - Yahoo! News




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."




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