New Abuse Allegations Against Fmr Savannah Priest


New Abuse Allegations Against Fmr Savannah Priest

By: Andrew Davis | WSAV News 3
Published: August 22, 2012
Updated: August 22, 2012 – 11:39 PM

From the link http://www2.wsav.com/news/2012/aug/22/3/new-abuse-allegations-against-fmr-savannah-priest-ar-4393952/

Another accused Pedophile Priest

Another accused Pedophile Priest

ATLANTA, GA/SAVANNAH. GA —

A former Savannah Diocese priest is facing a new allegation of sexual abuse, and calls from at least one group for him to be removed from the clergy.

This is now the 3rd person who has come forward claiming Father Robert Poandl molested him when the victim was just a boy, in this case about 10 years old.

In this case, the Atlanta man has filed a police report about the alleged abuse.

From 2010-2012 Father Poandl worked in churches in Claxton, Pembroke and Sandhill.

But earlier this year and for the second time in three years, Father Poandl was suspended from Georgia Catholic Parishes because of alleged child sex crimes.

This isn’t the first time questions have arose about the priest.

He was cleared of sexual abuse charges in West Virginia back in 2010.

Father Poandl is currently in a Cincinnati clergy residence, but is not functioning as a priest.

The head of the Glenmary Home Missioners, which Poandl is a member, said in a statement that they have requested a copy of the police report and have a professional independent investigator looking into the allegations.

The group’s president, Father Chet Artysiewicz, added in part;

“Glenmary is committed, first and foremost, to making every possible effort to prevent misconduct by any of its members, and we also remain committed to facilitating healing for all those involved in any instances of sexual misconduct by providing an open, compassionate pastoral response.”

News 3 spoke to the Diocese of Savannah as well, they are aware of the allegations as well, but are letting Glenmary handle the investigation, and any comments.

 

 

About victimsofrapebythercc

The Catechism offers a clear moral teaching: "Rape is the forcible violation of the sexual intimacy of another person. It does injury to justice and charity. Rape deeply wounds the respect, freedom, and physical and moral integrity to which every person has a right. It causes grave damage that can mark the victim for life. It is always an intrinsically evil act. Graver still is the rape of children committed by parents (incest) or those responsible for the education of the children entrusted to them." (no. 2356) Note that rape is "an intrinsically evil act," meaning that it is evil at its very root, nothing justifies it, and it is objectively a mortal sin. An evil act was done against me, a crime, by a priest at St Thomas More Parish in Durham, NH. An evil and a crime I will no longer keep silent about. Those who perpetrate crimes against children, especially those of the Roman Catholic Church, should all be punished for their crimes against children. Anything less would be criminal.

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