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This Week In Holy Crimes

Over the last seven days...

Connecticut: Pastor Yves Jerome convicted of raping 14 year-old girl.
Hawaii: Pastor Manuel Taboada confesses to molesting 11 year-old girl.
Maryland: Rabbi Jacob Aaron Max convicted of sexual assault. Bonus: Max is 85.
New York: Rabbi Israel Weingarten convicted of sexually abusing his daughter repeatedly over a ten year period.
Australia: Father Kevin Phillips charged with multiple counts of sexual abuse of a minor.
Missouri: Pastor Robert M. Black busted in internet sting for attempted sex with a 13 year-old girl.
California: Pastor
Timothy Ryan Jamison pleads guilty to molesting 4 year-old boy.
Ontario: Lou Ann Soontiens wins $2M judgment from Catholic Church in nation's largest ever individual settlement for sexual abuse. Soontiens was impregnated by her priest at age 14. Settlements are pending for 17 other women.
Arkansas: Pastor David Pierce rearrested as charges for sexual indecency with a minor rises to 54 counts.
Indiana: Pastor Charles S. Miller confesses to possession of child pornography.

This week's winner:
California: Pastor Anthony Ireland charged with four counts of raping prostitutes at knifepoint. Ireland claims the sex was consensual and that he is only guilty of not paying the prostitutes because they ran away after the sex with his knife at their throat. Ireland's attorney: “When a prostitute negotiates payment for sex and doesn’t get paid, is that rape?”

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