A notorious Miami predator priest will be sentenced today for abuse charges.
We hope Fr. Neil Doherty gets the maximum sentence and is kept away from kids forever. Given Fr. Doherty’s long list of accusers and the startling allegations against him – including that he would use drugs to incapacitate and abuse his victims – we are certain that Miami kids will be safer when Fr. Doherty is behind bars.
Due to the nature of childhood sex abuse and the fact that many victims are unable to come forward until they are older, this case is a very big deal for all those who were hurt by Doherty but were unable to see criminal charges brought against him. We are grateful to the brave victim who came forward in this case, and we hope that his courage inspires others. We also hope that this case inspires lawmakers nationwide to take a deep look at the archaic, predator friendly statute of limitations and take steps to reform them.
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