Former Catholic priest Michael Lowell Barnes was arrested in 2009 on child molestation charges dating back to the late 70s. He was associate pastor of an Essex parish in Baltimore, Maryland.
Barnes entered an Alford plea to child abuse as a custodian. 15 other sex offenses were dropped. In an Alford plea the defendant does not admit the act and asserts innocence but admits that there is enough evidence to convict. What a tool.