Friday, September 24, 2010

Sex Abuse Victim Suing Pope

September 23, 2010 on CNN:
CNN Editor’s note: A one-hour CNN special, “What the Pope Knew,” will air Sept. 25 and Sept. 26, 8pm and 11pm ET. This story is drawn from that exclusive report.

MILWAUKEE, Wisconsin – Terry Kohut has kept a dark secret for nearly 50 years. Now he is breaking his silence, becoming a key figure in the sex-abuse crisis in the Catholic Church and the growing controversy over what Pope Benedict XVI did about it.

When Kohut was barely a teen, and for years afterward, he says, he was sexually molested and assaulted by the headmaster and priest of the school where he lived, St. John’s School for the Deaf, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. What occurred there is one of the most notorious cases of sex abuse in the Catholic Church.

Kohut was not alone. From 1950 to 1974 the headmaster of St. Johns, Father Lawrence C. Murphy, raped and molested as many as 200 deaf boys, according to court and church documents.
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1 comment:

  1. CNN still does not say anything in What the Pope Knew that has not already been reported, just repeats it for a new audience.  I post news that is reported nowhere else on the pedophile epidemic, 3-4 times a week, at by a victim of this crime who is also a journalist, me.  I KNOW the Church still does all it can to keep these crimes secret, to this day. I post documents and facts, cover court hearings, and the work is weirdly ignored by mainstream media AND advocacy groups as well as the church. Bloggers are the ones who are really pushing this news out. CNN could do so much more.