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LAUSD looking into how priest
accused of molestation was hired

Los Angeles Times, by Howard Blume

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Posted By:earlybird, 2/5/2013 10:46:06 AM

A former priest and suspected child molester who left the Los Angeles Archdiocese for L.A. Unified schools will no longer be employed by the district, Supt. John Deasy said. The former clergyman, Joseph Pina, did not work with children in his school district job, Deasy said. Pina´s name emerged in documents released by the archdiocese to comply with a court order. His case was one of many in which church officials failed to take action to protect child victims and in which first consideration was given to helping the offending priests rather than their victims, according to the documentation.

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He was involved with a young girl starting when she was in 8th grade. Supposedly because she was dressed in a Snow White costume. The affair became sexual when she was 17 and continued until she was 19. A 1993 psychological assessment said he was still high risk.

Rather than being farmed out into the community, he should have been charged with a crime.

There is a fallacious belief that those who prey on children are homosexual. Education is needed.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: QRP, 2/5/2013 10:58:32 AM     (No. 9159617)

The problem here is there is no criminal record, no arrest, just some internal reports from an organization with no credibility.
Since the church didn´t do what needed to be done, I would not be surprised to see a lawsuit for unwarranted dismissal
coming down the pike.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Bevan, 2/5/2013 11:04:24 AM     (No. 9159637)

The liberal solution is to make him a Scout Master.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: TunnelRat, 2/5/2013 11:35:16 AM     (No. 9159736)

Sorry, #2, I think he became a priest because the Scouts wouldn´t have him.

Of course, all things are subject to change...

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Reply 4 - Posted by: mickturn, 2/5/2013 12:48:15 PM     (No. 9159961)

It´s not like they had "Child Molestor" tatoo´ed into their forhead...but once they became known to the Catholic Church most of them were moved around and hidden and covered up for.

For that alone the Catholic Church should pay an extremely heavy penalty. As for the molestors, hang them!

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Reply 5 - Posted by: columba, 2/5/2013 12:52:33 PM     (No. 9159976)

The poster of the article writes: "There is a fallacious belief that those who prey on children are homosexual. Education is needed".

Truth is in facts. Here are some facts:
1) The rate of sexual abuse perpetrated by priests is lower than any other professional group (such as regular teachers).
2) The great majority of such abuse has been homosexually oriented.

QUESTION: What kind of Chinese re-education workshops are needed to require us to deny the facts?

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