The victim described how he was made to feel like he was passed between the pair like a “toy borrowed from a friend”.
“To date, clerical abuse victims here have been let down, not just by the church, but also by the authorities.”
“I believed Peter Ball’s protestations and gave too little credence to the vulnerable young men and boys behind those allegations.”
Since the announcement, Cano’s information has been scrubbed from the church’s website as parishioners were left to grapple with the news.
Prosecutors said Baird is a “deceiver, a manipulator and a sexual predator” who groomed the girl for abuse, sent her sexually-suggestive messages and groped her multiple times at the Life Church between January and September 2015.
Cardinal Bernard Law, who was the Archbishop of Boston when unpunished sexual misconduct within the Catholic Church surfaced, has died in Rome
the victims of sexual abuse were outraged because it gave Law a second career and a golden parachute that allowed him to stay close to the center of power in Rome and serve as a member or adviser in several influential Vatican departments.
The priest, Jozef Wesolowski, was charged with paying boys to perform sexual acts, of downloading and buying pedophile material. He died before a verdict was reached.