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This Week In Holy Crimes

Over the last seven days...

North Carolina: Pastor Joseph Kennedy Ragland arrested for rape of a minor.
Canada: Rev. David Woodall charged with two counts of sexual assault, two counts of sexual exploitation of a minor.
California: Pastor Robert Bowman arrested for possession of child pornography. Bonus: Bowman is the headmaster of a Christian grade school.
North Carolina: Pastor Raymond Bernard Reid charged with rape, indecent sexual liberties with a child.
Australia: Father Canon Barry Greaves sentenced to three years for seven counts of child molestation. Bonus: He was the church's counselor for victims of sexual assault.
Missouri: Pastor Randall Russell sentenced to 15 years for molesting four girls.
New York: Father Richard OrdoƱez charged with sexual assault.
Tennessee: Pastor Steven C. Haney pleads guilty to two counts of rape and sexual battery.
North Carolina: Pastor Dana Davis owes over $130K in child support for seven children fathered across two states. Bonus: He runs a fraudulent credit repair scam.
Alabama: Pastor Kenneth Dyar Wood charged with rape of 11 year-old girl.

This week's winner:
Florida: Father John Skehan begins prison sentence for stealing $370,000 from his parish that he spent on his girlfriend, homes, property, and vacations. Bonus: Skehan is 81. Extra bonus: In February Skehan's successor, Father Francis Guinan, was sentenced to four years in prison for stealing $100K from the parish. Which he spent on his girlfriend, gambling, and vacations. St. Vincent's in Delray Beach just can't catch a break, y'all.

Check out April's four installments: This Week In Holy Crimes.

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