‘Goodnight, Sweet Dreams’; Indian Priest Exposes Minor to Child Pornography, Arrested in Florida

‘Goodnight, Sweet Dreams’; Indian Priest Exposes Minor to Child Pornography, Arrested in Florida

From the link: http://www.ibtimes.co.in/goodnight-sweet-dreams-indian-priest-exposes-minor-child-pornography-arrested-florida-619724

Pedophile Priest Father Jose Palimattom

Pedophile Priest Father Jose Palimattom

An Indian-origin catholic priest’s hopes of “joy and happiness” in 2015 were thwarted by his arrest in Florida for possession of child pornography and exposing a minor to the same. Reverend Jose Palimattom, 48, a Catholic priest visiting from India, was arrested by Palm Beach County officers on Monday and his bail is set for $10,000.

West Palm Beach Florida division of abc reports that Palimattom had sought the help of a 4-year old boy to delete over 40 pornographic images of young boys from his phone. The tag words in the images included “little boys,” and “young boys 10-18 yoa”, etc.

The father of the minor was informed of the matter and he immediately contacted the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s office. That night, the priest even sent a text to the victim, “goodnight, sweet dreams.”

Palimattom, a priest of the Franciscan Province of St Thomas the Apostle in India, was serving a two-year residency at Holy Name of Jesus Parish in West Palm Beach from December 2014. He admitted to the officers that back in India he had been reprimanded by his church for being “involved with a minor male”. The incident was not reported to the police.

The native of Angamali in India’s southern state of Kerala was forbidden from keeping any contact with minors in the absence of adults, the head pastor at Holy Name Catholic Church revealed. The diocese claimed to be “greatly concerned” and said they would fully cooperate in the investigation.

The diocese also said that while conducting a background check on Palimattom, no prior misconduct was detected and that the Minister Provincial in India had given him a Certificate of Aptitude.

Catholic sex abuse cases no longer shock especially since their expose in the late 1980s, wherein members of the Catholic hierarchy admitted to not reporting many cases of sexual abuse of minors to the legal authorities.

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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 February 18, 2015, in Child Sex Abuse, Clergy Abuse, Clergy Sex Abuse, Father Jose Palimattom, 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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