Rev. Robert F. Poandi’s sex abuse charges were dismissed with with prejudice.
The charges of first-degree sexual assault, first-degree sexual abuse and sexual abuse by a custodian were dismissed because prosecutors had failed to comply with a court order to produce medical records, according to Anita Ashley, one of Poandl's lawyers.
The charges were filed after a 28-year-old Cincinnati man told police Poandl, who is associated with the Cincinnati-based religious organization Glenmary Home Missioners, had molested him during a visit to Holy Redeemer Catholic Church in Spencer in 1991. At the time of the alleged incident, the victim was 10 years old.
My offer stands: Rev Poandi is entitled to a guest post on my blog on a topic of his choosing.
- Why do we call it sexual misconduct? (May 2010)
- Pastor Robert Poandi pleaded not guilty (February 2010)