Our hearts go out to the loves ones of Nathan Stansbury, the Lafayette District Attorney who prosecuted the first pedophile priest to attract national headlines.
Because Mr. Stansbury bucked convention and acted responsibly, Fr. Gil Gauthe was kept away from kids for years.
Because Mr. Stansbury showed courage, other kids were spared the devastation of child sexual abuse.
Because Mr. Stansbury was brave, others in law enforcement were emboldened to investigate and pursue child molesting clerics.
We are grateful to Mr. Stansbury for having the wisdom to see how dangerous Gauthe was and the strength to successfully prosecute him, long before others in law enforcement slowly began to treat child molesting priests like other child molesters.