News Sexual abuse scandal rocks Long Island Catholic school

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    MINEOLA, N.Y. -- A former president of a prestigious Catholic high school on Long Island has been suspended from practicing as a priest after an investigation found allegations he sexually abused a student were "credible."

    Father James Williams was the president of Chaminade High School in Mineola from 1999 until 2011, CBS New York station WCBS reported.

    The Marianist order, also known as the Society of Mary, said Friday it conducted a "comprehensive investigation" into alleged sexual abuse in 2011 involving a Chaminade student who was age 18 or older.

    In a letter posted on the school's website, the order said Williams denied anything happened, but that it forwarded the information to the Nassau District Attorney's Office.

    A spokesman for the district attorney's office told WCBS it received a letter in February 2015. He described the act as a misdemeanor sexual abuse, but said the statute of limitations for such a crime expired in 2013. The spokesman added that the alleged victim did not want to pursue criminal charges.

    Former students were shocked by the allegations.

    "That's just devastating, absolutely devastating to the community and to the whole church as a whole it's terrible," Chaminade graduate Christopher Macias, who knows Williams, told WCBS. "He was a great guy when I was going here. I can't say anything but speak highly of him. I'm just shocked and horrified about these allegations."

    Williams was suspended Friday. He joined the school staff in 1991 and left Chaminade to study at the Vatican, which will decide if he will be permanently banned from the church. He could not be reached for comment.

    In a statement, Marianist Brother Thomas Cleary told WCBS the decision to suspend Williams "reflects the solemn promise made to ensure the protection of the young men entrusted to the school remains its highest priority."

    A current 16-year-old student told WCBS he never heard any talk of sex abuse allegations by priests at Chaminade.

    The district attorney's office is asking any other potential victims to come forward.

    Graduates of the elite all-boys Catholic school include Fox News host Bill O'Reilly, former Nassau County executive Tom Suozzi, former U.S. Sen. Al D'Amato and current Suffolk County District Attorney Tom Spota, according to WCBS.

    Now, the Marianist Order has suspended Williams from functioning as a priest after they said allegations that he abused a student are credible, according to a letter posted on the Chaminade website.

    http://www.cbsnews.com/news/sexual-abuse-scandal-rocks-long-island-catholic-school/
     
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    A lot of libs have been sucking this new pope's dick with uncharacteristic fervor. Perhaps now we'll get some insight as to what he's truly made of.
     
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    Here we go again .... :depressed:
     
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    The student was age 18 or older. I don't understand how charges of abuse apply if the kid was over 18.
    These predatory types are usually serial offenders. Only one?
     
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    Must be a friend of Uncle Paul
     
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    Religion strikes again! :cheer2:


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    Look at the bright side. At least now it's a single incident that gets described as a "scandal". That puts us miles ahead of where we were only five years ago when it wouldn't even be considered newsworthy unless one of these creeps had at least a dozen notches on his cincture.

    There's not much the rank and file can do to the bishops, cardinals and popes that will have immediate effect, but we've fucking cleaned house at the parish level.



    Yeah, but it's still a trust and abuse of power issue. Fuck him.
     
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    Well, that's true .... :umunch:
     
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    Meet the new boss,same as the old boss
     
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    ever see that frontline story about the Vatican and sex abuse and homosexuality?

    the whole damn church is gay as fuck
     
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    needs a big red dot on his chin
     
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    I wish at some point one of these kids that these priests are trying to molest turns around and finds an undiscovered talent for fucking someone up with a single punch. Who the fuck do these guys think they are? "Messengers of Christ..." I'm SO sure that Jesus would want you to touch the dongs of kids. Fuck that man. Every kid that goes to CCD needs to know some Kung Fu. That should just be a thing in 2016.
     
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    if there wasn't consent, it's abuse
     
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    I must say that he has "that look."

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    Literally.
     
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    Now THAT'S a face just begging to be punched.
     
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    I'd read something about this before, can't find it, but plenty of other reports say the same thing. They think if it's not an adult female, they're not breaking their vows. Another example of people following the letter, rather than the spirit, of a rule.


    Priests think abuse 'doesn't break celibacy': ex-bishop

    Agence France-Presse
    Posted at 04/29/2010 5:33 PM | Updated as of 04/29/2010 6:02 PM
    SYDNEY - Some paedophile priests believe molesting children does not breach their vow of celibacy, a retired Australian Catholic bishop said in a magazine interview.

    Geoffrey Robinson, former auxiliary bishop of Sydney, told The Australian Women's Weekly he had made the observation during years of work with victims of child abuse within the church.

    "We've met it often enough to see it as a factor. That's what the vow of celibacy refers to, being married. If it's not an adult woman, then somehow they're not breaking their vow," the 72-year-old said.

    Robinson, who was abused as a child, although not by a priest, has previously criticised the handling of paedophilia cases by the church, which is facing a growing crisis over the issue.

    In his 2007 book, "Confronting Power and Sex In The Catholic Church," he also hit out at compulsory celibacy, which the Vatican's number two last week said was a "positive tradition" but "not untouchable."

    Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone has also insisted celibacy was not contributing to the child sexual abuse revelations rocking the Roman Catholic Church.

    During his visit to Sydney in July 2008, Pope Benedict XVI apologised to victims of child abuse by priests in Australia after a rash of cases came to light in recent years.
     
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    If castrating these freaks is too barbaric they at least need to be branded. A red x on their forehead lil Wayne style. Each year they should be mandated to go to their parole officer and get it redone as to make sure of its visibility.
     
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    they already have to wear the white collar