Pa. priest caught having sex in car with teen is going to jail


Pa. priest caught having sex in car with teen is going to jail

The Rev. W. Jeffery Paulish will spend 8 to 23 months behind bars. He pleaded guilty to felony corruption of a minor.

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
Tuesday, June 3, 2014, 4:17 PM
Disgraced priest W. Jeffrey Paulish pleaded guilty to one count of felony corruption of a minor and will serve at least 8 months in jail.

Disgraced priest W. Jeffrey Paulish pleaded guilty to one count of felony corruption of a minor and will serve at least 8 months in jail.

A northeastern Pennsylvania priest who was caught having sex with a 15-year-old boy in a parked car is going to prison.

A judge in Lackawanna County on Tuesday sentenced the Rev. W. Jeffery Paulish to spend eight to 23 months behind bars.

The 57-year-old priest pleaded guilty in January to one count of felony corruption of minors.

Paulish was an assistant pastor at Prince of Peace Parish in Old Forge.

Police said he was spotted by police in a parked car with the partially undressed teenage boy.

The Scranton Diocese suspended Paulish from his duties. He apologized in court Tuesday to the diocese, his friends and family, and the victim.

Prosecutors said Paulish admitted arranging the encounter through an online ad.

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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 July 7, 2014, in Bill Donohue, Catholic League, Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights, Child Sex Abuse, Christianity, Christians, Clergy Abuse, Clergy Sex Abuse, Congregation for the Doctrine of Faith, Dallas Charter, Father W. Jeffery Paulish, Manchester Diocese, Manchester Diocese of the Roman Catholic Church, Manchester NH Diocese, Papal Nuncio, Pedophile, Pedophile Priests, Perverted Priests, Pope Benedict, Pope Benedict XVI, Pope Francis, Pope John Paul II, Pope Paul VI, Priest Child Sex Abuse, Religion, Roman Catholic Church, Roman Catholic Church Sex Abuse, Roman Curia, St Thomas Moore Parish Durham NH, St Thomas More, St Thomas More Durham NH, St Thomas More Parish, Uncategorized, Vatican, William A Donohue and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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