Monday, August 09, 2010

Rev. Phillip Jacobs

Once a child molester…

Rev. Phillip Jacobs, formerly of Columbus and removed for molesting a boy in the early 9os, was arrested in Canada for molesting boys in St. Joseph the Worker Parish in Saanich. I guess the church did not do to much to hunt down former molesting priests after it became apparent that shuffling them around the world was ineffective. The police are releasing few details.

Jacobs is charged with sexual assault, sexual exploitation and sexual interference, which refers to sexual touching.

I’m sure there is more to the story, unraveling the cover-up alone will be interesting.

A question for Catholics: How do you release a know pedophile and sexual predator back into service among children? How do you sleep at night?