I have added a page with further information on Scarboro Foreign Missions priest Father John Stock (Father Gerard Stock).
These truly never get easier to do.
Look at this…
Stock was charged and convicted not once, not twice, but three times. The second set of charges involved 16 men who had been molested by Stock between 1959 and 1981. Initially there were 68 charges laid on the latter set of charges. Stock entered a guilty plea to 34 charges. The other two convictions stemmed from two men who had been abused by Stock when they were boys.
So, 18 victims in total.
This priest did not spend one single moment behind bars! Not one!!!
That was in late 1998 and early 1999.
Not a single day in jail!
Can you believe it?
Father Stock – yes, he’s still very much a Roman Catholic priest – was graciously given conditional sentences for all convictions – to run concurrently!!
Oh yes, he had to put in 240 hours of community service (Where a convicted clerical molester does community service is beyond me.) And he was give three years probation. And he was barred from being in the company of young people unless accompanied by an adult.
I’ve often wondered about these bans.
Who I wonder determines what adult is qualified to oversee a convicted molester in the company of young people? Does anyone screen these ‘escorts’? How does it work? Must permission be attained before the fact? or is it presumed the molester is capable of monitoring himself, and of finding someone whom he trusts to oversee him to ensure he doesn’t ‘slip’ in these situations ? I really don’t know. Does anyone? If yes, can you fill us in?
Anyway, there is it is. I don’t think this even qualifies as a ‘Tu tut bad boy?’!
Note too that this act of perfect judicial charity was agreed upon by the Crown and defence.
And, note that Stock’s lawyer wanted the court to know that Father Stock had received ‘very serious treatment’ for his sexual problems years before the first charges surfaced!
Why was Father Stock receiving “very serious treatment? What exactly prompted Father Stock’s superiors to ship him off for “very serious treatment”?
Does, for example, a stint in Southdown constitute “very serious treatment? If not, what does?
And when did this “very serious treatment” start?
I just heard on the radio that charges have been laid against, I think a priest. Before I say more I must check to ensure I heard what I think I heard.
Here it is. I heard what I thought I heard.
Father Daniel Miller, Diocese of Pembroke, has been charged, From the Ottawa Citizen:
Pembroke priest charged with sexual assaults dating to 1970
OTTAWA — A Pembroke priest faces charges in sexual assaults dating back to 1970, police said Wednesday.
The sexual assaults against teenage boys and one man occurred between 1970 and 1980, Ontario Provincial Police said.
Daniel Miller, 67, has been charged with three counts each of gross indecency and indecent assault.
Miller was released from custody on a promise to appear in a Renfrew court March 28.
Police continue the investigation. Anyone with information can call the Renfrew County OPP crime unit at 613-432-3211 or 1-888-310-1122.
Enough for now,