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Woodside pastor who molested 6-year-old girl sentenced to 7 years prison, DA says

Staff Report, April 24, 2017, Sunny Side Post

A Woodside pastor was sentenced to seven years in prison today for sexually abusing a six-year-old girl.

Queens District Attorney Richard Brown announced today that 46-year-old James Love of Woodside, a pastor at New Mount Zion Baptist Church in Brooklyn, was sentenced to seven years in prison after a jury found him guilty of first-degree sexual abuse and endangering the welfare of a child earlier this month.

Canon lawyer: Evidence likely sufficient for Vatican to decide on (Cardinal) Apuron

By Haidee V Eugenio, Pacific Daily News, April 23, 2017

Minnesota-based canon lawyer and former priest Patrick J. Wall said there appears to be more than sufficient evidence for a Vatican tribunal to come to a decision on Archbishop Anthony S. Apuron’s canonical penal trial, after two accusers provided testimony in March.

“In short, the Roman Pontiff can step in and make a decision since he is the supervisor of Apuron,” said Wall, who since 2002 has advocated for hundreds of clergy abuse survivors.

Everything you need to know about Netflix's The Keepers, aka the new Making a Murderer

By Rebecca Hawkes, April 20, 2017, The Telegraph UK

In Baltimore, Maryland, in 1969, a 26-year-old Catholic nun was murdered and her suspected killers, alleged abusers and paedophiles, left free to their continue their crimes.

Years later, a new seven-part Netflix series, the forthcoming The Keepers, has thrust the case into the public eye – and, judging by its gripping trailer, may have uncovered new evidence about a decades-old cover-up.


Man accused of inappropriately touching teen at MLK’s church

By Raisa Habersham, April 20, 2017, Intown Atlanta,

A man is accused of “abusive sexual contact” after authorities say he inappropriately touched a girl who was visiting Ebenezer Baptist Church with her school.

Herbert Boone Jr. was indicted Tuesday on accusations he “intentionally touched a 13-year-old’s inner thigh and buttocks,” according to a federal indictment.


Thousands vow to stop religious group Sisters of Charity from owning new National Maternity Hospital

By Stephen McDermott, April 19, 2017, Irish Mirror

More than 18,000 people have signed a petition to block the Sisters of Charity from becoming the owners of the new National Maternity Hospital.

There has been public outrage at the Government’s decision to hand the €300million facility to the order which ran the depraved Magdalene laundries.

Multiple victims allege child molestation

By Devin Zimmerman, April 18, 2017, Kokomo Perspective

(Editor’s note: This is the first in a series of stories concerning Temple Baptist Church Kokomo. In the coming weeks, multiple victims will tell their stories of alleged abuse – physical, mental, and spiritual – while attending the church and the church’s school, Temple Baptist Academy.)

It all began when Dawn Price posted a video to YouTube on Feb. 27, 2017.

Through a heartfelt reading of a letter she wrote to her parents at the behest of a counselor, Price detailed her painful childhood while choking back tears. In just under 15 minutes, she described the alleged sexual abuse she claims to have endured at the hands of her father, Donald Croddy, who sources say served in various capacities around children at Temple Baptist Church.


Netflix TV Guide: True crime docuseries 'The Keepers' features Baltimore nun murder

By Jane Clayton, April 18, 2017, International Business Times

While viewers are waiting for “Making a Murderer” season 2, Netflix is bringing in "The Keepers," another murder series. The upcoming show will feature the 1969 real story of a murdered nun.

Baltimore nun Sister Catherine “Cathy” Cesnik will be the center of the forthcoming Netflix seven-part docuseries titled “The Keepers.” The 26-year-old nun and teacher in Baltimore went missing nearly five decades ago.


No, your honor. A convicted Utah rapist isn't a great man. He's a criminal


After a Utah jury found a former Mormon bishop guilty of rape and 10 counts of forcible sexual abuse, the judge called him a good man.

An “extraordinarily good man.”

Judge praises former LDS bishop, while sentencing him for rape, as victim listens

By Chris Jones, KUTV, April 13th 2017

 — Fourth District Court Judge Thomas Low had glowing praise for a man who was convicted of molesting two female relatives while they stayed at his home three years ago.

"The court had no doubt that Mr. Vallejo is an extraordinarily good man," Low said just moments before sentencing Keith Vallejo to prison for sexually abusing the two females. "But great men, sometimes do bad things," Low continued.

Anti-Sexual Violence Groups Tell Whole Foods CEO to "Get Real" at Philadelphia Conference

Port Matilda, Pennsylvania - April 12, 2017, Digital Journal

An open letter from anti-sexual violence leaders to Conscious Capitalism, Inc. urges Whole Foods CEO John Mackey to disavow spiritual leader Marc Gafni, a former rabbi facing allegations of sexual abuse. 

The letter's lead signer, Matthew Sandusky, is founder of nonprofit Peaceful Hearts Foundation, and adopted son of former Penn State coach Jerry Sandusky, a convicted pedophile.

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