Clergy Crime Roundup

All stories from the past 48 hours only.

• A former youth pastor in Alabama was sentenced to 10 years in prison in the sexual abuse of a child. [link]

• Another former pastor, also from Alabama, has been charged with sexual torture and abuse of an 8-year-old girl whose parents attended his church. [link]

• A Houston-area youth pastor has been sentenced to five years in prison after pleading guilty to sexual assault of a child and online solicitation of a minor. [link]

• A New Mexico Catholic priest is accused of molesting a young boy in the late 1980s. [link]


• A Hindu priest in India allegedly sexually assaulted a girl suffering from smallpox. The girl had come to the temple to seek a holy man’s blessing that she hoped would cure the disease. [link]

•  A former Catholic priest in Oregon was sentenced to over six years in prison on Monday after pleading guilty to multiple charges of sexual abuse on a 12-year-old boy. [link]

There’s more, much more, but that’s all I have time for right now.

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