Arizona Cardinals Running Back Jonathan Dwyer Arrested Wednesday on Domestic Violence and Aggravated Assault Charges
ARE YOU KIDDING ME … AND THE
HITS DOMESTIC VIOLENCE ASSAULTS KEEP ON COMING.
Second verse, same as the first … Arizona Cardinals running back Jonathan Dwyer has been arrested on assault charges. GOOD GRIEF. The charges against 25 year old Jonathan Dwyer include aggravated assault and preventing someone from calling 911, in connection with two altercations at his home in July involving a woman and an 18-month-old child. The alleged assaults occurred on July 21 at 8 a.m. and July 22 at 4 p.m. According to the police, Dwyer admits involvement in the incidents; however, denies assaulting anyone. has Dwyer has been deactivated from all team activities. Dwyer spent Wednesday night in jail before being released about 5 a.m. Thursday morning on $25,000 bond.
Arizona Cardinals running back Jonathan Dwyer has been arrested on assault charges, including aggravated assault and preventing someone from calling 911, it was revealed Wednesday evening.
Phoenix police said the charges stemmed from two separate incidents that are alleged to have occurred at his home in late July. A report was first made to the Phoenix Police Department on Sept. 11, and when detectives questioned Dwyer, he admitted to the incidents but denied any physical assaults, police said.
Dwyer was being booked into the Maricopa County Jail on Wednesday on one count of aggravated assault causing a fracture, one count of aggravated assault involving a minor, two counts of criminal damage, one count of preventing the use of a phone in an emergency, and assault, police said.
Neighbors heard a fight and called police, who showed up at the residence. Police Sgt. Trent Crump said Dwyer hid in the bathroom until police left. The next day, Crump said Dwyer snatched the woman’s cellphone and threw it from the second floor of their home to prevent her from calling police about another dispute.
The woman came forward last week, providing police with information about her injuries and text messages that indicated Dwyer “was going to harm himself because of what had been going on,” police said.
On July 21, Phoenix police were called to the home and were met at the door by the victim who denied there was anyone else in the home. She indicated she was in an argument on the phone. The officers left. Police later learned Dwyer was hiding in a bathroom at the home, Crump said.
On July 22, the victim tried calling 911 during a second incident, but Dwyer allegedly grabbed the cell phone and threw it from the second floor of their home to keep her from calling police, according to Crump. He also said after the alleged physical altercation, Dwyer threw a shoe toward the child.
In the wake of the alleged attacks, the victim, whose name hasn’t been released, left the state with their child, Crump said.
The victim, still living out of state, contacted Phoenix police on Sept. 11 with details about the injuries suffered during the alleged attacks. She alleged Dwyer has sent her a photo of a knife and also described threatening text messages she had received from Dwyer.
“We became aware of these allegations this afternoon when notified by Phoenix police and are cooperating fully. Given the serious nature of the allegations we have taken the immediate step to deactivate Jonathan from all team activities. We will continue to closely monitor this as it develops and evaluate additional information as it becomes available.”
Parents Turn Their 13 Year Old Daughter into Sheriff’s Office after Finding Nude Pics on Cell Phone & Tablet in Dindiddie County, VA
TOUGH LOVE … WHEN WILL TEENS GET A CLUE ABOUT SEXTING?
Dindiddie County, VA parents have turned their 13 year old daughter into Sheriff’s deputies after they found nude pictures on her cell phone and tablet. The teens parents were shocked to discover that their daughter was sending and receiving nude pics. Exactly what part about creating and disseminating child porn don’t these teens quite understand? Even though it is possible their daughter could face criminal charges, they did this in order to protect her. The mother, whose name remains anonymous to protect the identity of the 13 year old, said that she is particularly concerned about whether the people she shared photos with were adults. The soon to be 8th grader may not necessarily face charges and go through the court system, but instead go through a program called diversion in the juvenile justice system. However, any older teens involved could most certainly be facing felony charges depending on their ages.
The parents discovered their 13-year-old daughter, who is about to enter the eighth-grade, had been sending and receiving naked pictures of other teens using her tablet.
And the deeper they dug, the worse it got. In fact, things got so bad they called in the sheriff’s department to investigate.
“What scares me is, this is much bigger than we realize. How many others are doing this and you don’t realize it,” asked the Dinwiddie County mother of two.
FOX 4 sister station CBS 6 News is not revealing her name to protect her family’s identity.
The parents became aware of what their 13-year-old was doing, when their other child heard voices in her bedroom around 4 a.m.
The parents then confiscated the electronics.
“Looking through the phone and the tablet we did find sexual pictures, conversations that were very inappropriate for her age,” she said.
While none of the nude photo’s showed their daughter with anyone else, there were pictures being sent back and forth with other boys.
“Everybody wanted to be her friend, because according to these people, she was cool now,” she said.
35 Year Old Stephen Howells & 25 Year Old Nicole Vaisey Arrested in Kidnapping of Two Amish Girls, Fannie and Delia Miller (VIDEO)(Update: Expect More Charges Like Sexual Assault and Rape)
A New York couple, 35 year old Stephen Howells and 25 year old Nicole Vaisey, have been arrested in the kidnapping of two Amish girls. Howells and Vaisey abducted 12 year old Fannie Miller and 7 year old Delia Miller on Wednesday, August 13, 2014 at 7:30 pm from their farm stand in Oswegatchie, NY prompting an AMBER ALERT.. The two girls were found safe on Thursday when their captors left them off at a home, and the individual returned them to their parents. The Hermon, NY couple have been arraigned on charges they intended to physically harm or sexually abuse both Fannie and Delia Miller. Both Howells and Vaisey are being held without bond. Both have been charged with first degree kidnapping; however, more charges are sue to follow.
Stephen Howells – Nicole Vaisey
A New York couple arrested in the kidnapping of two Amish sisters may have planned to abduct more children.
St. Lawrence County Sheriff Kevin Wells said Saturday that “there was the definite potential” of additional victims and that additional charges may be filed against Stephen Howells, 39, and Nicole Vaisey, 25.
The Hermon, N.Y., couple have been arraigned on charges they intended to physically harm or sexually abuse a 7-year-old and 12-year-old after abducting them from a roadside farm stand in northern New York State earlier this week.
Wells says the motive was “to take these girls from their home and victimize these girls.”
Wells says the motive was “to take these girls from their home and victimize these girls.”
The sheriff said Howells and Vaisey “were targeting opportunities” and did not necessarily grab the girls because they are Amish.
“There was a lot of thought process that went into this,” Wells said. “They were looking for opportunities to victimize.”
The St. Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office issued a statement late Friday saying the arrests of Howells and Vaisey “no doubt saved young children from future abuse.”
The two Amish sisters from northern New York who were kidnapped this week and then found safe a day later were sexually assaulted, the St. Lawrence County’s District Attorneys office told NBC News. Investigators believe suspects Stephen M. Howells II, 39, and Nicole F. Vaisey, 25 had planned the kidnapping using “coercion tactics” and knew ahead of time they wanted to take the girls, St. Lawrence County Sheriff Kevin Wells told reporters Saturday. Howells and Vaisey are being held without bail on first-degree kidnapping charges in the abduction and could face 25 years to life in prison if convicted. Wells added that “there was the definite potential” for additional victims, and the suspects could be hit with more charges.
Expect more charges to be added to the first degree kidnapping for Stephen Howells and Nicole Vaisey. Look for sexual assault and rape charges as well. Hopefully these two sex offenders will be going away for life.
More charges are expected soon against a northern New York couple accused of kidnapping two young Amish sisters and sexually abusing them, a prosecutor said Sunday.
Computer hard drives and other potential evidence are still being collected Sunday from the home of Stephen Howells Jr. and Nicole Vaisey, said Mary Rain, district attorney for St. Lawrence County.
“I 100 percent expect more charges,” Rain told The Associated Press in a telephone interview. She said the new charges, which she would not detail, could come after she meets with police investigators Monday or at the hearing Thursday. It’s also possible prosecutors would have to wait for results from forensic tests.
Unidentified 17 Year Old Male From Same Mobile Home Park Arrested in Aduction, Sexual Assault, Rape and Murder of Missing 6 Year Old Jenise Wright
And this is why you do not let your 6 year old daughter just wander around and not know where she is at all times …
The Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office and the FBI announced the arrest late Saturday afternoon that an unidentified 17 year old male has been arrested in the kidnapping, sexual assault and murder of 6-year-old Jenise Wright in Bremerton, Washington. The suspect was arrested at a residence in the same mobile home park where Jenise disappeared last weekend. The police stated that the suspect will face murder, manslaughter and rape charges Jenise Wright. She was last seen Saturday night, August 2, 2014. Sadly, her her body was found in a wooded area near her home on August 7. The 17 year old suspect was booked into the Kitsap County Juvenile Detention Center on charges of second-degree murder, first-degree manslaughter and first-degree child rape.
A 17-year-old has been arrested in the sexual assault and killing of a 6-year-old girl who disappeared from her family’s Washington home six days ago, law enforcement officials said Saturday.
Jenise Wright, who vanished from the mobile home park where her family lives in east Bremerton, Wash., on Sunday, was found dead Thursday. Her death was ruled a homicide Friday, law enforcement officials have said.
The Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office and the FBI announced the arrest late Saturday afternoon. The suspect, identified only as a 17-year-old, was arrested at his home shortly before 3 p.m. Saturday, police said during a news conference.
The suspect was arrested at a residence in the same mobile home park where Jenise disappeared last weekend, the Sheriff’s Office said.
He was being interviewed by detectives late Saturday afternoon, and will face murder, manslaughter and rape charges, police said.
Press Conference of the Arrest of 17 year old Suspect in rape and murder of 6 year old Jenise Wright
A 17-year-old male suspect was arrested Saturday after forensic evidence in the case positively identified him, said Detective Lt. Earl Smith, incident commander with the Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office.
“This investigation is far from over,” Smith told reporters at a news conference Saturday afternoon. “We have a lot still to do.”
The unidentified teen, who is a resident of the East Bremerton mobile home park where Jenise was discovered missing last Sunday morning, will be booked into Kitsap County Juvenile Detention Center on charges of second-degree murder, first-degree manslaughter and first-degree child rape.
It was unknown Saturday if the suspect and Jenise knew each other, but Smith said that is a possibility given the nature of the small community.
The suspect, who was living with his parents, was detained without incident at his residence in the 1300 block of Northeast Steele Creek Drive around 2:50 p.m. He will appear in Kitsap County District Court on Monday.
Bizarre: Harrisburg, PA Mother Kimberly Tutko Said She Didn’t Know Her 8 Year Old Mentally Disabled Son Had Been Dead in Home for Days
A Harrisburg, Pennsylvania mother, Kimberly Tutko, stated that she did not know that her 8 year old severely mentally disabled had died in her home until her husband told her four days after the fact. HUH? According to accounts, Kimberly Tutko noticed a strange odor coming from the 3rd floor of their home along the 2100 block of Green Street. Her husband, Jarrod Nicholas Tutko, brought down their son, Jarrod Jr., who had been dead for four days. The mother called 911 and police The 8 year old deceased child was severely mentally disabled and was diagnosed with autism, failure to thrive and Fragile X Syndrome, a genetic defect, that causes intellectual disability, behavioral and learning challenges. It’s not clear how the child died; however, an autopsy is scheduled for this week. According to court records, 38 year old Jarrod Nicholas Tutko Sr. was charged with endangering the welfare of children, concealing the death of a child and abuse of a corpse. His bail was set at $500,000.
The mother of a boy found dead in an uptown Harrisburg home said her husband waited about four days to reveal to her that their son had died.
Kimberly Tutko said she noticed a strange odor coming from the third floor of her Green Street home Friday night.
Her husband, Jarrod Nicholas Tutko, went upstairs and came back with body of their eight-year-old son, Jarrod Jr., wrapped in a sheet and laid him on the bathroom floor, she said.
Believing the boy had just died, Kimberly Tutko said she pulled the sheet back and quickly realized he had been dead for several days.
Kimberly Tutko said her husband told her the child died on Tuesday.
“I said to him ‘Why didn’t you say anything?’” Kimberly Tutko said. “He said he was too afraid to say anything because of other kids in the house.”
Kimberly Tutko said she understands people will find it difficult to believe she did not know her son was dead. YA THINK!
The couple has five other children, ages 13, 12, 10, 6 and 3, were removed from the home Friday night and place in protective custody. Several of the children suffer from serious medical conditions. The children are being cared for by the county children and youth specialists.
It was August 15, 2006 when Liz and husband David Carroll said on that 3 year old Marcus Fiesel disappeared in an Anderson Township, OH park. This sparking a search by thousands of volunteers that lasted several days. Marcus’ mom Liz Caroll tearfully begged people to help find her son, all the while she knew exactly what had happened and what she did to this poor child.
Marcus Fiesel, RIP
The death of 3-year-old Marcus Fiesel, who authorities said was killed by his foster parents in 2006, will be featured on “Deadline: Crime with Tamron Hall” 10 p.m. Sunday on the Investigation Discovery channel.
The one-hour show includes an interview with Liz Carroll, Marcus’ foster mother, who is serving a life prison sentence after her conviction in a Clermont County Common Pleas Court in 2007.
Investigation Discovery, one of the sister Discovery Channel networks, can be found in Greater Cincinnati on Time Warner Channels 1139 (HD) and 139, and on Northern Kentucky Time Warner Channels 948 (HD) and 471, and Cincinnati Fioptics Channels 675 (HD) and 275.
What really happened to Marcus as Liz Carroll was providing crocodile tears …
Liz and David Carroll wrapped Marcus in a blanket, bound him with duct tape and left him in a hot closet without food and water while they went out of town for a weekend family reunion, prosecutors said.
After finding him dead, David Carroll and his live-in lover, Amy Baker, took Marcus’ body to a rural area and burned it with gasoline. Then they threw the remains in the Ohio River.
The horrific 2006 murder of 3 year old Marcus Fiesel, a special needs Foster child, was one that shocked the senses of everyone, including myself. However, from the outset of the case of missing Marcus Fiesel, some thing just seemed to be wrong. Flashback to 2006, Scared Monkeys followed the events from the outset and had posted some rather critical articles of the foster parents accounts, obviously striking a nerve with Liz Carroll. The posts prompted Liz to leave a comment on Missing & Exploited web page that was far from PG rated and some what threatening. Needless to say it was forwarded to authorities. That very next morning, as fate would have it, Liz and David Carroll were arrested in the death of Marcus Fiesel.
Newspapers and television stations in southwest Ohio have followed every step in the case, and now that his foster parents have been charged, the story has grabbed the attention of media outlets throughout the United States.
There are Web sites that feature photo albums, message boards, chat rooms and slide and video shows. One of those is www.scaredmonkeys.com, dedicated to exploited and missing children. “Red,” one of the site’s co-founders, said after news of Marcus’ disappearance was linked to his Web site, he received an e-mail from Marcus’ foster mother. She chastised the site for their portrayal.
“As soon as she did that, well, it was like, she’s guilty,” Red said Friday from his office in Maine. “You knew this was going to end bad. The radar just went up. It raises the hair on the back of your neck. When you kill your son, and go public pleading for help, it brings it to a special level of hell.”
He said Marcus’ story has drawn widespread coverage because people are so “disgusted by it.” (Middletown Journal)
Here is one comment from Liz that we were able to print. Too bad she was lying through her murderous teeth.
First, I would like to state that the most important thing that everyone should be concerned about is finding my son. My family’s past and living arrangements have absolutely nothing to do with finding him. My family left our home to avoid media and multiple stangers from sitting outside our house at all hours. We have cooperated 110% with the detectives and have stayed in touch with them on a daily basis. Again, my family has done nothing wrong, we love and miss Marcus. I regret going to the park, not sitting down and not eating that morning. My family and I take day care and foster care children to King’s Island, Water parks, town parks, YMCA, aquariums, carnivals, festivals, and many more places. Since this incident, I have not been left alone and we haven’t taken out kids anywhere but school shopping. I am begging for anyone and everyone that reads this to PLEASE help me find my son. I know that I will not be able to care for him after this incident but I still need to know that he is alright. PLEASE call crime stoppers with ANY possible leads!!!!!!Thank you.
Comment by Liz-Foster mother | August 28, 2006
Father Beats Child Molester Raymond Frolamder Unconscious After Catching Him in the Act of Sexually Assaulting his Son in Volusia County, FL
The feel good story of the day and hero of the week goes to the 35 year old unidentified Florida father.
18 year old child molester, Raymond Frolander, was left beaten, battered and unconscious in a pool of his own blood after a Florida father caught the perv in the act of sexually assaulting his son. The unnamed father called 9-1-1 Frolander has since been charged with sexual battery on a victim under 12 and is being held without bail, county jail records show. Daytona Beach police chief Mike Chitwood said the father was not charged with a crime. Not been charged? The dad should get a medal. CNN affiliate CFN 13 asked Daytona Beach Police Chief Michael Chitwood whether he had any issue with the father’s reaction Friday. Chitwood responded, “Not as a police chief and not as a father.” Frolander is being held without bail.
“I just walked in on a grown man molesting—,” the 35-year-old unidentified father told a 911 dispatcher. “And I got him in a bloody puddle for you officer.”
Asked by the dispatcher if he had used any weapons, the father responded, “My foot and my fist.”
“I didn’t proceed to ask him any questions sir,” he said. “He is nice and knocked out on the floor for you. I drug him out to the living room.”
“He stood up and his pants were around his ankles and nothing else needed to be said,” the father added to the dispatcher. “I did whatever I got a right to do except I didn’t kill him.”
The father then advised the dispatcher to deploy paramedics. “Send an ambulance. He is going to need one.”
An 18 year old Child Molester Raymond Frolander after Father got through with him (Pic source: Volusia County Jail)
According to Frolander’s arrest affidavit, police say when they questioned him he admitted sexually battering the child and said, “I’m guilty.”
Frolander was charged with sexual battery by an 18-year-old on a victim under 12 and is being held without bail, Volusia County Branch Jail records show.
The child told investigators that he was playing video games with friends but after the friends left, Frolander asked the boy to sit in his lap and then took him to a back room, the report states.
Frolander then pulled the boy’s pants down and started sexually battering him, the boy told police, adding that Frolander had been abusing him since he was 8 years old, investigators said.
Now that is some street “JUSTICE” … Parental style. How would have the nerve to say that this
perp perv did not get exactly what he had coming?
9 Year Old Braiden Stow Missing Since 7/15/14 in Smyrna, GA … Believed to Be with Father, Ryan Stow (Update: Father & Son Found Safe in Alabama)
9 year old Braiden Stow has been missing since Tuesday, July 15, 2014 in Smyrna, Georgia. Police believe that Braiden is in the company of his father, Ryan Stow. It is also thought that the two could be at a camp site. Ryan Stow is believed to be driving a burgundy 1995 Buick LeSabre with Georgia tag number 34618QC.
- Ryan Stow was described as being 6-foot-1, 160 pounds, green eyes and several tattoos.
- Braiden Stow is described as being 4-foot-8 , 60-65 pounds, blond hair and blue eyes. Braiden was last seen wearing shorts, a T-shirt and blue and yellow Rebook slippers.
Ryan Stow, left – Braiden Stow, right: pic – Smyrna Police
Stow said police responded to a call at the Oakdale Drive address, where they had received reports of a person threatening suicide. Additional investigation indicated that Stow had made 35 threats to commit suicide-by-cop. Graeff said Stow had left the home before police arrived.
Investigators said they believe Stow and his son are in the area — possibly at a camp site.
Ryan Stow is described as a white male, 6-feet-1-inch tall, weighing 160 pounds with green eyes and several tattoos. Braiden Stow is described as being 4-feet-8-inches tall, weighing 60 to 65 pounds with blond hair and blue eyes. Braiden was last seen wearing shorts, a t-shirt and blue-and-yellow Reebok slippers. Ryan Stow is believed to be driving a burgundy 1995 Buick LeSabre with Georgia tag number 34618QC.
Anyone with information about their whereabouts is asked to contact Detective Plumb with the Smyrna Police Department at 404-596-1973, or to call 911.
24 Year Old Mother Heidi Monroy Found Dead … Three Children Missing in Jefferson Parish, LA, 14 Year Old Jessica Nicolle Monterroso, 4 Year Old Yojan Manuel Monterroso-Flores & 2 Year Old Jafet Abigaitl Monterroso-Monroy … 43 Year Old Pedro Alberto Monterroso-Navas Wanted for Second Degree Murder (Update: Suspect Arrested in Texas, Children Safe)
Jefferson Parish, Louisiana mom is dead and three children are missing …
43 year old Pedro Alberto Monterroso-Navas is wanted for second degree murder in the death of 24 year old Heidi Monroy. Police said that Monroy was found unconscious at her home in the 4000 block of Durand Street with a head wound. She was pronounced dead on the scene. The Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s department is not only looking for Monterroso-Navas, but also three children are missing. Police are saying that Monterroso-Navas fled with his three biological children Sunday morning, including his daughter, 14-year-old Jessica Nicolle Monterroso, and two sons, 4-year-old Yojan Manuel Monterroso-Flores and 2-year-old Jafet Abigaitl Monterroso-Monroy.
Monterroso-Navas is from Honduras and may also go by the name of Wilson Rigoberto Mina. Monterroso-Navas was last seen wearing black pants and a blue shirt, according to a release from State Police. He walks with a limp.
Pedro Alberto Monterroso-Navas wanted for murder
Deputies say Pedro Alberto Monterroso-Navas, 43, faces a second-degree murder charge in the death of Heidi Monroy, 24, who the sheriff’s office originally identified as his wife.
Deputies began looking for Monterroso-Navas after authorities responding to a medical call at 3:35 a.m. Sunday found a woman unconscious in a bathtub. Two of the couple’s children, a 5-year-old and an 8-year-old, had gone to a neighbor’s house to seek help, saying something was wrong with their mother.
Sheriff Newell Normand said Monroy had a head wound and was pronounced dead on the scene.
Normand said Monterroso-Navas fled with his three biological children, including his daughter, 14-year-old Jessica Nicolle Monterroso, and two sons, 4-year-old Yojan Manuel Monterroso-Flores and 2-year-old Jafet Abigaitl Monterroso-Monroy.
Yojan Manuel Monterroso-Flores
Ernesto Oroschena, who lives in a neighboring apartment, said the two children were running up and down the stairs of the apartment complex yelling for help in Spanish.
“They were yelling, ‘My mother’s lying down’ and ‘My dad killed my mother,’ ” Oroschena said.
Those two children were identified as Victor Manuel Monterroso-Monroy, 8, and Marlin Jouahny Monterroso-Monroy, 5.
Paul Ross, who also lives in the apartment complex, said the family moved in about two months ago. He said he never witnessed any fighting between the couple.
Anyone with information about the whereabouts of Monterroso-Navas or his children is asked to call Crimestoppers at (504) 822-1111 or else call 911.
Jefferson Parish sheriff’s deputies stated in a news release that 43-year-old Pedro Alberto Monterroso-Navas, of Metairie, was arrested in a trailer park in Katy, Texas, late Sunday night.
According to the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office, a man wanted for second degree murder in the death of his girlfriend in Metairie Sunday, has been arrested in Texas.
JPSO sent out a release early Monday morning indicating that Pedro Alberto Monterosso-Navas, also known as Wilson Rigoberto Mena, who was wanted for second degree murder in the stabbing death of his girlfriend, has been arrested in a trailer park in Katy Texas.
All three of his children were with him at the time of his arrest, and are reportedly fine and are now in the custody of Texas authorities.
Just Disgusting … Pope Francis Says 1 in 50 Roman Catholic Priests Are Pedophiles … Abuse of Children was Like “Leprosy” Infecting the Church
WHEN WILL THE CATHOLIC CHURCH PURGE ITSELF OF THIS SCOURGE?
Pope Francis was quoted in an Italian newspaper, La Repubblica, that 1 in 50 or 2% of Roman Catholic priests are pedophiles. The Pope said that the abuse of children was like “leprosy” infecting the Church. However, the Vatican was quick to backtrack on the comments and say that the Pope was misquoted. What, did the Pontiff quote a higher number? At some point the Vatican is going to have to come clean and rid itself of this terrible blight. If they think its an “infection” then they best find a cure pretty damn soon.
Pope Francis on Sunday was quoted by an Italian newspaper saying that about two percent — or 1 in 50 — of Roman Catholic priests are pedophiles, but the Vatican quickly released a statement saying the pontiff had been misquoted. Church officials also said that the journalist who did the story for La Repubblica had a history of having long conversations with public figures without taking notes or taping them, and then reconstructing them from memory.
“Many of my collaborators who fight with me (against pedophilia) reassure me with reliable statistics that say that the level of pedophilia in the Church is at about two percent,” Francis was quoted as saying.
The Pope reportedly told Italian newspaper la Repubblica that abuse of children was like “leprosy” infecting the Church.
Francis said the “corruption of a child is the terrible and unclean thing imaginable” and vowed to “confront it with the seriousness it demands”.
He said that paedophilia was unfortunately common and widespread.
“The church is fighting for the eradication of the habit and for education that rehabilitates. But this leprosy is also present in our house,” he was reported to have said.
“Many of my colleagues who are working against it tell me that paedophilia inside the church is at the level of two per cent. Among the two per cent who are paedophiles are priests and even bishops and cardinals.”