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This Week In Holy Crimes

Over the last seven days...

Ohio: Pastor James A. Blaine charged with embezzling more than $100K from his church.
California: Pastor Jeffrey Allen Waisner sentenced to three years in prison for sex with a 14 year-old girl.
Texas: Pastor Jerod Rost charged with felony assault on a 13 year-old boy over a football argument between the boy and Rost's son.
Washington: Pastor Michael Louis Anthony charged with child rape for affair with 15 year-old girl.
New Jersey: Rabbi Eliahu Ben Haim confesses on tape to multimillion dollar money laundering scheme.
Maryland: Pastor Jerry Bartley charged with 70 felony counts for molesting a six year-old girl. Bartley was already accused of molesting a 13 year-old boy.
Utah: Pastor William J. Blanscet sentenced to three months in jail for exposing himself over webcam to an undercover officer he thought was an underage girl.
Kentucky: Pastor Daniel Gabbard sentenced to 20 years in prison for DUI homicide.
Italy: Father Ruggero Conti on trial for molesting seven boys. Conti's bishop has admitted that he knew of the accusations years ago but did nothing.
Latvia: Vicar Agris Levalds charged with molesting numerous orphan boys, some of whom are mentally challenged.
Brazil: Father Jose Afonso charged with molesting eight altar boys.

This Week's Winner
Missouri: Father Gerald Howard has been indicted on eight felony counts of child molestation and kidnapping. Howard entered the priesthood as Carmine Sita, but after numerous accusations of child molestation, he was sent to a secret rehab clinic for Catholic priests and was then reassigned by his bishop to a new parish under a changed name. Howard was arrested this week at his New Jersey home and awaits extradition to Missouri, where he faces multiple life sentences.

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