Catholic priest gets life for having sex with boy

Catholic priest gets life for having sex with boy

Posted: Friday, May 17, 2013 3:54 pm | Updated: 12:14 pm, Mon May 20, 2013.

SARASOTA COUNTY – A Catholic priest will spend the rest of his life in prison for having sex with a 14-year-old boy.

A judge sentenced William Wert Thursday in a Sarasota courtroom.

According to court records, Wert started the relationship with the teen through an online chat room back in 2010.

Last March, Wert was convicted on 8 counts of sexual offenses against a child.

Wert lived in a Carmelite Catholic Order property in Venice at the time of his arrest.

The church paid the family of the victim more than a million dollars to settle a civil suit.


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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.

Posted on May 22, 2013, in Child Sex Abuse, Clergy Abuse, Clergy Sex Abuse, Father William Wert, Pope Benedict, Pope Benedict XVI, Priest Child Sex Abuse, Religion, Roman Catholic Church, Roman Catholic Church Sex Abuse and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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