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This Week In Holy Crimes

Over the last seven days...

Vermont: Pastor David Heckman pleads guilty to stealing $110K from Habitat For Humanity.
Florida: Youth Pastor Cecil Wayne Seay charged with sending obscene text messages to 14 year old girl.
Alabama: Pastor Anthony Hopkins on trial for murdering his wife and storing her body in a freezer for four years.
Florida: Catholic Diocese of Orlando pays undisclosed settlement to woman after Father Wladyslaw Gorak was convicted for stalking and assaulting her.
California: Pastor Melvin Lynn Silas charged with felony bigamy. Silas' rap sheet includes 25 arrests for pimping, assault, burglary and other crimes.
Arizona: Father Charles Schultz kicked off Luke Air Force base after military officials learned he'd been ousted from a previous parish for the verbal and physical abuse of boys, whom Schultz had physically forced into confessional booths. The Archdiocese of San Bernadino acknowledged the charges.
California: Pastor Carlton F. Hammonds on trial on four felony counts of sexual assault on a child.
New Jersey: Salvation Army Pastor Enoc Sotelo charged with 18 counts of felony fraud in a green card scam that preyed on recent immigrants.
Texas: Father John Fiala accused of raping a teenage boy at gunpoint. The boy's mother is suing the Archdiocese of San Antonio.
Wisconsin: Father Thomas Brundage now says he "misremembered" after church records contradicted his claims of how he handled the investigation into the sexual abuse of over 200 deaf boys.

This Week's Winner-
Germany: Father Ernst W. charged with multiple counts of molesting boys. The Diocese of Erfurt admits that although they knew of the accusations, they continued to allow the priest to work at a male juvenile detention facility but never told authorities about the allegations. The diocese says it accepts responsibility for the "incorrect decision."

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