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This Week In Holy Crimes

Over the last seven days...

Kentucky: Pastor Jody Dewain Lusk faces life in prison over new federal charges of raping a 13 year-old girl. Lusk began serving 20 years in prison last month after being convicted of six counts of child rape by the state.
: Pastor Jeremy Duffer sentenced to 17 years in prison for molesting two girls.
California: Sunday school teacher Melissa Huckaby pleads guilty to murdering an 8 year-old girl.
New York: Pastor Phillip Joubert to be indicted on two charges of raping an underage female. He faces 25 years in prison.
Pennsylvania: Catholic Youth Organization basketball coach Michael Kman arrested for offering bribes to league referees.
New York: Rabbi Baruch Lebovits accused of molesting man on trial for a similar crime. Lebovits was convicted of child molestation earlier this year.
Delaware: Monsignor George J. Mazzotta accused of child molestation.
Bahamas: Pastor David McCartney charged with conspiring with an immigration fraud ring.
Minnesota: Pastor Jeffrey Mobley sentenced to a month in jail and ten years of probation for groping and sending sexually explicit text messages to a female minor.
Uganda: Pastor Victor Ocloo sentenced to five years in prison for embezzling $50,000 meant for a group home for people with AIDS.
California: Rancho Bernardo Presbyterian Church sued for allowing a known sexual predator to remain as the church's youth choir teacher.
Colombia: Father Luis Enrique Duque captured after three years on the lam following his 2007 conviction for child molestation.

This Week's Winner
Ohio: Organizers of the website Bishop Accountability are demanding that the Catholic Diocese of Cleveland reveal the names of 73 priests accused of child molestation. According to the group, that diocese has the "worst record in the nation" for shielding the identities of priests. In 2004 Bishop Anthony Pilla admitted that 118 priests in the diocese have been accused of sexual offenses. Only 45 of those priests have ever been named.

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