Holy Crimes

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Reposted from JoeMyGod:

Over the last seven days…

Wisconsin: Father Robert Chukwu arrested for embezzling $200K from his diocese.
Israel: Rabbi Yitzhak Shapira arrested for firebombing a West Bank mosque.
Texas: Pastor James Dixon arrested for beating his wife.
Kentucky: Pastor John Wayne Diehl arrested for child molestation.
Connecticut: Pastor Troy Grant charged with multiple felony counts of sexual assault on minors.
Colorado: Pastor Isaac Aryee charged with sexual assault on a minor.
Texas: Pastor Matt Baker convicted of murdering his wife.
Georgia: Pastor Phillip Glenn Terrell pleads guilty to child molestation.
Tennessee: Pastor Jonathan Tyler Giles charged with sexual abuse of minors.
Alabama: Christian radio host Walter Bowen charged with two counts of sexual assault on a child under the age of 12.
Florida: Pastor Leonard Martin charged with 42 felonies for attempting to embezzle $1M from a local school district.
Arkansas: Pastor Charles King arrested for solicitation in a public park.
California: Pastor Calvin Lee Little arrested for violating his sex offender probation requirements stemming from a 1984 rape.
Illinois: Father Steven Poole arrested for shoplifting butter and a sofa cover from Wal-Mart. Interesting combination.
North Carolina: Father Kenneth Parker suspended for sexual misconduct.
Wisconsin: Father James Blume convicted on two counts of child molestation.

This Week’s Winner-
New York: Ultra Orthodox Rabbi Baruch Lebovits is set to begin trial in Brooklyn on 75 felony counts of sexually abusing boys. In November a 25 year old just-married man leaped to his death from his honeymoon hotel room, reportedly just after confessing to his bride that he too had been molested by Lebovits. The Brooklyn district attorney’s office has arrested 25 Ultra Orthodox Jews on charges of child abuse in the last year, after criticism of foot-dragging when it came to crimes in that very insular community.

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