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Detained American priest accused of molesting boys served 5 more arrest warrants

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MANILA, Philippines — Five more arrest warrants were served by Philippine authorities Tuesday against an American Catholic priest accused of molesting up to 50 altar boys.

According to media reports, the warrants were served to Father Kenneth Bernard Pius Hendricks at his cell in Camp Bagong Diwa in Taguig City where he was being detained.

The 77-year-old priest was arrested in Biliran, Leyte before he was transferred to the detention facility of the Bureau of Immigration in Bicutan, Taguig City last December.

READ: Priest accused of molesting altar boys moved to BI jail

National Capital Region Police Office Director Guillermo Eleazar said the warrants served at around 11 a.m. were issued by the Biliran Regional Trial Court over acts of lasciviousness and child abuse charges.

Hendricks has been living in the Philippines for the past 37 years. The United States Embassy in Manila has been processing the revocation of his passport to facilitate his deportation to the United States, where he faces charges of illicit sex with a minor in a foreign country. 

If convicted, he could face up to 30 years in prison.


Read more at Philstar.com

 

 

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oztony

If you had to pick ..what is the most common occupation of a child molesterer ...one up the list would have to be a priest ...what a low life germ ...and what the hell is wrong with these so called men of God...

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RogerDuMond
24 minutes ago, oztony said:

If you had to pick ..what is the most common occupation of a child molesterer ...one up the list would have to be a priest ...what a low life germ ...and what the hell is wrong with these so called men of God...

Who were the molesters? NSHS categories included: strangers, dates, friends or acquaintances, parents, step-parents, other relatives, and others. Dates, friends, and acquaintances comprised the largest group of assailants (38 percent), followed by non-parent relatives (23 percent), others (15 percent), strangers (10 percent), parents (6 percent), and step-parents (4 percent).

Victims under 12 were typically abused by caregivers: parents, step-parents, other relatives, babysitters, or camp or recreational-program staff. Teens were generally abused by friends or acquaintances.

Under "other," the NSHS asked: Who? Surprisingly, not one victim mentioned a priest. Most of the abusers in this category were teachers, neighbors, doctors, grandparents, a parent's friend or coworker, or an adult around the house: a gardener, or repairman.

Not a single priest. I emphasize this not to exculpate pedophile priests, but rather to elucidate the reality of this crime. While celibacy and sexual repression may contribute to Catholic priests' risk for pedophilia, child sexual exploitation is most often triggered by proximity to children and the opportunity to exercise authority over them. It's more likely to happen in the child's home than outside it. The perpetrator is most likely to be someone the child and parents know, for younger children, a caregiver, for teens, a social contact.

https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/all-about-sex/201003/beyond-bad-apple-priests-who-the-pedophiles-really-are

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hyaku

When I was molested the guidelines were, "Swear on the bible to the police you never did it". Followed by, "Hey, lets move this guy to another diocese before they come back".

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oztony
35 minutes ago, hyaku said:

When I was molested the guidelines were, "Swear on the bible to the police you never did it". Followed by, "Hey, lets move this guy to another diocese before they come back".

As very , very sad as it is ..I think that there are so many more people affected by this predatory behaviour than ever meets the light of day ...if every event of this nature was exposed the figures would be absolutely staggering on a percentage scale ...which says a lot for how many of these offenders are integrated into and throughout our society's. 

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RedRanger
22 hours ago, oztony said:

If you had to pick ..what is the most common occupation of a child molesterer ...one up the list would have to be a priest ...what a low life germ ...and what the hell is wrong with these so called men of God...

You can also add Catholic Nun for most common occupation of a female child molester as well.

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