Friday, October 29, 2010

Father Jim Robinson sentenced to 21 years

Former catholic priest Father Richard “Jim” James Robinson was sentenced to 21 years in prison for molesting numerous boys between 1959 to 1983. At 73, it is likely he will spend the rest of his life in prison.  Given the background on he case, Father Jim was a sadistic sexual predator who enjoyed picking his victims. He deserves to die in prison.

"You were, and are, sufficiently devious, manipulative and bold to have got away with heavily risky sexual encounters over a period of 25 years and you were stimulated by the sense of danger. Without question you have carried out these offences in the most persistent and outrageous way that is possible to conceive."

He also told Robinson: "You stopped offending because you were of ill-health, not of remorse or regret."

His attorney, Rachel Brand, tried to paint a different picture.

"During his priestly career, there plainly was another side to this man's character – a positive side.

He was a man of good character when he chose to exercise it."

Really? if a priest molests the children he is trusted to nurture, does anything else he did count on the good side of the scale when his life is measured? No! He was a priest so he could abuse boys. Nothing else he did was genuine or could ever be trusted. His life is a lie.