POLITICAL observations & opinions

* another allegation of sexual abuse by a Catholic priest is coming to trial in Baltimore … who will be the first to have the courage and the means to bring charges against the bishops, cardinals and Joseph Ratzinger himself for covering up these vile crimes for decades?

Posted by Lew Weinstein on March 27, 2010

Kate Leckie writes in the Frederick News Post …

  • A Sept. 28 trial date has been set for a retired priest (Thomas Roy Bevan) removed from his position in the Catholic Church after allegations of child sexual abuse in the mid-1970s surfaced.
  • On Jan. 22, a Frederick County grand jury indicted Bevan on two counts of child abuse by a custodian.
  • If convicted, Bevan could be ordered to serve as much as 15 years in prison for each of the offenses.
  • Bevan has denied the allegations.
  • In late November, the Archdiocese of Baltimore announced an investigation had determined that the allegations against Bevan were credible.
  • The allegations date to January and April 1976 when he served as a pastor in Frederick.

Read the entire article at … http://www.fredericknewspost.com/sections/news/display.htm?StoryID=102985

LMW COMMENT …

Who will be the first to have the courage and the means to bring charges against the bishops, cardinals and Joseph Ratzinger himself for covering up these vile crimes for decades?

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