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House arrest for Collège Notre-Dame pedophile priest

A priest who taught at Collège Notre-Dame decades ago and admitted on Tuesday to having sexually abused a teenage boy at the school has been sentenced to 15 months of house arrest.

Using a walker and unable to meet the usual Montreal courthouse requirement to stand, Olivain Leblanc, 75, sat while he pleaded guilty to one count of gross indecency.

Prosecutor Amélie Rivard explained that, between 1979 and 1981, the abuse involved oral sex and touching the student in a sexual manner when the victim was a young teenager. She also said the joint recommendation made on the sentence, along with defence lawyer Isabel Schurman, was agreed upon during a long facilitation process where negotiations where held before a different Quebec Court judge outside of a courtroom. 

“Nothing can repair (the victim),” Rivard said while summarizing the difficulty the man went through after he was abused. In a story published in the Montreal Gazette

Read more at: http://montrealgazette.com/news/house-arrest-for-college-notre-dame-pedophile-priest

Pedophile priest’s tale cries for day in court for long-ago victims| Editorial

The sordid tale of how former priest James Brzyski raped and molested more than 100 boys from Philadelphia-area parishes again underscores the long-overdue need for Pennsylvania lawmakers to abolish the statute of limitations for child sex-abuse crimes and expand the legal window for victims to file lawsuits against their abusers.

The Archdiocese of Philadelphia and the insurance industry have long fought efforts to hold abusers accountable for past crimes. But the decades-long sexual abuse scandal continues to torment victims and their families. Efforts to heal, let alone restore any trust, cannot occur until the crimes are confronted.

Brzyski’s gruesome story was told in vivid detail by staff writer Maria Panaritis, who conducted more than 40 interviews to document the behavior of Brzyski, who during the 1980s is believed to have sexually assaulted dozens of boys, many from St. Cecilia’s School in Fox Chase and St. John the

Read more at: http://www.philly.com/philly/opinion/pedophile-priests-tale-cries-for-day-in-court-for-long-ago-victims-editorial-20171101.html

A Revered New York Priest Is Named a Predator

“This is not a happy day for me, and I’m not thrilled about it,” said Mr. Ryan-Vuotto, 55, who lives in the Albany area and works at a college convenience store. “But it is something I had to do from the deepest core of my being. If I’m going to be transparent and honest and expect that of others, then I need to do it.”

“I believe, I truly believe,” he added, “that although it is going to sully the name of someone a lot of people look up to, it’s truthful. And in the Bible, it says, the truth will set you free.”

Most victims of childhood sexual abuse in New York State have been unable to sue or file charges against their abusers because the statute of limitations requires that they report the abuse before age 23. Most victims are unable to come

Read more at: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/29/nyregion/priest-sex-abuse-robert-lott.html

Former Priest Says Revered Colleague Was a Predator

“This is not a happy day for me, and I’m not thrilled about it,” said Mr. Ryan-Vuotto, 55, who lives in the Albany area and works at a college convenience store. “But it is something I had to do from the deepest core of my being. If I’m going to be transparent and honest and expect that of others, then I need to do it.”

“I believe, I truly believe,” he added, “that although it is going to sully the name of someone a lot of people look up to, it’s truthful. And in the Bible, it says, the truth will set you free.”

Most victims of childhood sexual abuse in New York State have been unable to sue or file charges against their abusers because the statute of limitations requires that they report the abuse before age 23. Most victims are unable to come

Read more at: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/29/nyregion/priest-sex-abuse-robert-lott.html

Darran Scott, former Mormon high priest, jailed for sexually abusing 11 boys

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October 27, 2017 16:38:59

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Former Mormon high priest Darran Scott pleaded guilty to 21 charges. (Supplied: Facebook)

A judge has jailed a man for 10 years over child sexual abuse in Victoria’s east, describing him as a “sexual predator” who showed no remorse.

Darran Scott, of Archies Creek, will spend at least seven years behind bars after he pleaded guilty to 16 charges relating to child sexual abuse.

Scott, now 53, worked as a film director, actor

Read more at: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-10-27/darran-scott-jailed-for-child-sex-abuse/9092308

Man wants mom’s tombstone to say she ‘supported priest rapist victims,’ diocese objects

Marguerite Ridgeway was a fervent Catholic until her faith was shaken when church sex abuse scandals came to light, particularly a decades-old trauma recounted by her daughter-in-law.

Now Ridgeway’s son wanted to install a marker at his late mother’s grave site in Wheaton bearing the inscription: “She supported priest rapist victims.”

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Joliet, which owns Assumption Cemetery, has objected to the “explicit language” of the epitaph.

Ridgeway’s son, Jack Ruhl of Kalamazoo, Mich., recently sent a rendering of the planned marker to the cemetery, along with a $350 check to cover the installation fee.

Man wants mom’s tombstone to say she ‘supported priest rapist victims,’ but diocese objects

Marguerite Ridgeway was a fervent Catholic until her faith was shaken when church sex abuse scandals came to light, particularly a decades-old trauma recounted by her daughter-in-law.

Now Ridgeway’s son wants to install a marker at his late mother’s gravesite in Wheaton bearing the inscription “She supported priest rapist victims.”

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Joliet, which owns Assumption Cemetery, has objected to what it calls the “explicit language” of the epitaph.

Ridgeway’s son, Jack Ruhl, of Kalamazoo, Mich., recently sent a rendering of the planned marker to the cemetery, along with a $350 check to cover the installation fee.

Pedophile priest Shanley’s new home bringing scrutiny to sex offender housing

As pedophile former priest Paul Shanley settles into his new home in Ware, 5 Investigates discovers he’s living in a hot spot for high-risk sex offenders, meaning he may have to move if one state lawmaker gets his way.

“Hi Mr. Shanley, how are you?” 5 Investigates’ Mike Beaudet asked him.

“Good,” the former priest answered before shutting the door of his new home in Ware.

The 86-year-old Shanley has kept a low profile since his release from prison in July after serving 12 years for rape and abuse of a child.

Shanley moved onto Pulaski Street in Ware, to a property where two other Level 3 sex offenders live, right across the street from a new dance studio and a school bus stop.

Their landlord is Joel Pentlarge, yet another Level 3 sex offender.

In all, Ware has 19 Level 3 sex offenders living in town.

Using a database created from information

Read more at: http://www.wcvb.com/article/pedophile-priest-shanleys-new-home-bringing-scrutiny-to-sex-offender-housing/12184687

Accuser: Pedophile priest took photos

Guam priest Louis Brouillard in 1963 and 1964 repeatedly sexually abused a Mangilao altar boy, according to a lawsuit filed Monday, which states Brouillard took naked photos of the boy and kept them – possibly in a shoebox.

The lawsuit, filed by “V.F.”, now 65, also accuses former scout leader Edward Pereira, who is deceased, of abusing V.F.  at the rectory of the Mangilao parish around the same time. Boy Scouts and altar boys would meet and hang out at the Mangilao parish, the lawsuit states.  

Like others who have accused

Read more at: http://www.guampdn.com/story/news/2017/09/05/accuser-pedophile-priest-took-photos/631392001/

Accuser: Pedophile priest took photos – Pacific Daily News

Guam priest Louis Brouillard in 1963 and 1964 repeatedly sexually abused a Mangilao altar boy, according to a lawsuit filed Monday, which states Brouillard took naked photos of the boy and kept them – possibly in a shoebox.

The lawsuit, filed by “V.F.”, now 65, also accuses former scout leader Edward Pereira, who is deceased, of abusing V.F.  at the rectory of the Mangilao parish around the same time. Boy Scouts and altar boys would meet and hang out at the Mangilao parish, the lawsuit states.  

Like others who have accused

Read more at: http://www.guampdn.com/story/news/2017/09/05/accuser-pedophile-priest-took-photos/631392001/