Topic / Crime

Abuse case: ‘crap’ sentences imposed on two Catholic friars

Pennsylvanian Franciscan friars Robert D’Aversa, 70, left, and Anthony Criscitelli, 63, have each been fined $1,000 and given five year periods of probation for enabling a paedophile priest. According to this report, Shaun Dougherty, a local victims’ advocate, described the sentences as “crap”. On one side of it, I’m happy to see that we’re putting […]

Bible Museum broke ‘thou shalt not steal’ commandment

Nearly 4,000 ill-gotten artifacts acquired by Hobby Lobby, a company run by Christian fanatics David Green and his wife for their ridiculous Museum of the Bible in Washington DC, were returned to Iraq this week. According to this report, the ancient objects were illegally bought by Hobby Lobby, a national chain of arts and crafts […]

Cardinal George Pell to stand trial on sexual abuse charges

Australian magistrate Belinda Wallington ruled today that there was enough evidence to proceed with a trial against George Pell, 76, Australia’s most senior Catholic and treasurer for the Vatican. He was given a large police guard as he entered the Melbourne Magistrates’ Court in front of dozens of media representatives and members of the public. […]

Hondurans ask ‘who will rid us of these Catholic scoundrels?’

The priests pictured above are Auxiliary Bishop Juan José Pineda Fasquelle, left, and Cardinal Oscar Andrés Rodriguez Maradiaga – and right now people in Honduras are asking why no action is being taken against them following an investigation that revealed that the bishop had sexually abused seminarians and nicked almost a million pounds given to the […]

Indian ‘godman’ jailed for life for rape of teenage devotee

Millionaire Hindu guru Asaram Bapu, a sexual abstinence advocate, was today (Wednesday) jailed for life for raping a teenage female devotee at his ashram near Rajasthan city in 2013. According to this report, the sentence was handed down by judge Madhusudan Sharma at a special court convened in Jodhpur Central Jail. Known throughout India and […]

Anglican priest used Internet to share his paedophile fantasies

Melbourne priest Philip Murphy, 54, above, found himself in the dock of an Australian court after he said in online chats that he fantasised about raping infant boys. According to this report, Judge Phillip Coish, presiding at Murphy’s child pornography trial this week, described the priest’s discussions as “grossly offensive and deeply disturbing” but said […]

Indian cartoonist who ‘hurt Hindu feelings’ faces charges

The Hyderabad police have registered a case against Swathi Vadlamudi, a journalist working for an English daily, for a cartoon she created in response to high profile rape cases in India. According to this report, after Vadlamudi posted the cartoon on her Facebook page, an official complaint was lodged against her on Monday by Hindu […]

Church elder & sex pest Ronald Allstaff narrowly avoids prison

Perth Sheriff Court heard last month that Allstaff, 73, an elder at Dunbarney Parish Church in Scotland, was ‘only having a bit of fun’ when he fondled and groped two women aged 89 and 72. But Sheriff William Wood did not see it that way, and yesterday, according to this report,  he handed Allstaff a […]

Girl, eight, was gang-raped in a Hindu temple then murdered

In what is thought to have been a brutal act of intimation against Muslims in Kashmir, Ashifa Bano, above, was kidnapped and taken to a Hindu temple near Jammu city where she was allegedly gang-raped and and later murdered by a gang including four police officers. The victim, according to the BBC, belonged to a […]

‘Get up for Jesus’ mum used stun gun on her teenage son

Phoenix mum Sharron Dobbins, 40, has been arrested and charged with child abuse after police say she tased one of her sons, telling him ‘get up. it’s Jesus day!’ According to reports here and here, she was arrested on Sunday after her 17-year-old son alerted authorities. The teen did not complain of any pain but told […]