Saturday, March 19, 2016

Pennsylvania Homosexual Abuse Scandal Crosses State Lines

RICHMOND, Va. ( - The revelations of a massive cover-up of abusive homosexual priests in western Pennsylvania is continuing to escalate as investigators are claiming the scandal crosses state lines into Virginia.

The indictment against three Franciscan friars accused of allowing known abuser Br. Stephen Baker to work with minors is expanding to include three more religious of the same order given access to children despite accusations of abuse. According to the claims, Br. Christian Neetz and Friars Cletus Adams and Martin Brady all worked in the same parishes, schools and orphanages in Virginia in the 1970s.

The accusation against Br. Neetz goes back to his earliest days with the Franciscan Friars, Third Order Regulars, Province of the Immaculate Conception. An unnamed victim was allegedly raped by Neetz prior to taking his final vows in the mid-1950s while he was stationed at Highland Hall, a school in Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania. Following his time at the school, the brother worked at James Barry Robinson High School in Norfolk from 1968 to 1970, while also serving St. Thomas More parish in Lynchburg. Neetz additionally had stints in Maryland, Ohio and Washington. The victim also claims to have been raped by a second unnamed Franciscan after the encounter with Neetz.  (more...)

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