OH- Ohio priest says abuse charges filed too late, SNAP responds

A Cincinnati priest is pleading not guilty to abusing a 10-year-old boy and is seeking to exploit a legal technicality, claiming that the charges against him have been filed too late.

Fr. Robert Poandl is accused of molesting a boy in 1991. He belongs to a religious order called the Glenmary Home Missioners

We believe that all victims are entitled to a fair legal process regardless of when the abuse occurred. It takes courage and often many years for victims to report crimes that are committed against them at a young age.

We urge the court to consider Fr. Poandl’s crime as what it was, the horrific sexual abuse of a child, regardless of when it happened. We also urge any witnesses or victims to come forward.

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  • Patricia Sulecki
    commented 2013-07-03 01:12:19 -0500
    Yes"’ you have a lot of Courage" and I do understand how aggravated and upsetting it makes us feel" as victims" but I’m sure that all victims of the Catholic Priest abuse; feel the same pain" . My abuse happened in the 60’s and I didn’t have any memory of it until 2006" and I called to speak with Mrgs. Cini in Delaware’ at first he aplogized for FR. THOMAS HANLEY" and what he did to me years ago" and I also asked Cini to make an arrangement so I can go face to face with FR. THOMAS HANLEY " and ask him WHY ; " Cini promised me that he would set up the meeting " but the next phone call with Cini " the lies started; "
    A few months ago I started a petition and just the other day I had to renew my petition" on the White House site & Moveon.org "
    in BOLD letters on my petition it reads; Stop Child Sex Abuse; Abolish the Statute of Limitation;
  • Bonnie Richard
    commented 2013-07-02 22:30:04 -0500
    TOO LATE???? huh 1991 is good— my abuse happened in 1962 -and I had until 2001 to file —well-my memorys of it did not return until 2004——- Now that is over 30 years—about the time a abuse victim can EVEN BEGIN TO FEEL COMFORTABLE ENOUGH TO EVEN TALK ABOUT ABUSE — SO I THINK THIS VICTIM HAS COURAGE
  • Patricia Sulecki
    commented 2013-07-02 18:35:10 -0500
    When the Priest traveled to W.VA in 1991 with the 10 year boy did the police arrest the Priest for kidnapping ?
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