Jesus Take The Wheel: Priest Jailed for ‘Laying Hands’ on 25 Children

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Catholic Priest Charged with Molesting Children

We’ve heard of laying hands, but this is just ridiculous. A pedophile Priest recently plead guilty to molesting more than 25 children. Pop it for details…

A sicko priest from Australia was recently sentenced to 20 years in prison for indecent acts against 25 little boys. Crimes like these shake the faith of parishioners everywhere. Thankfully, the Catholic church is finally condemning and punishing this behavior.

A Catholic priest in Australia has been sentenced to nearly 20 years in jail for sex attacks on 25 children over nearly two decades.

John Sidney Denham, 67, pleaded guilty to a range of charges relating to attacks on boys at schools in New South Wales between 1968 and 1986.

The judge said his actions “contributed to a culture of fear and depravity”.

Denham apologised to the victims and their families, saying he saw himself as a “mere scumbag paedophile”.

He was sentenced to 19 years and 10 months in jail for crimes including sexual acts and indecent assaults against boys aged between five and 16 years old. He was ordered to serve a minimum of 13 years and 10 months.

Judge Helen Syme spent nearly three hours summing up the charges against the priest, The Australian newspaper reports.

“The incident assaults involved multiple children, often significant planning, were frequently sadistic and overall persistent, objectively serious, criminal courses of conduct,” she said.

“The offender’s actions contributed to a culture of fear and depravity, especially at the school, which allowed these disturbing offences to occur and then remain unpunished for years.”

In a statement, Denham told the court on Thursday: “All I can say is, I’m so sorry. I see myself as a mere scumbag paedophile who took advantage of a situation and used my power to abuse young people.”

The victims and their families welcomed the sentence, but said the Catholic Church should be held accountable for what went on.

“He was a horrendous man, really horrendous,” one mother said. “It just all goes back on to the families – it’s ruined families, siblings. It’s disgusting, the hierarchy in the Catholic Church.”

The abuse of children by Catholic priests has been a major issue in recent years as victims and relatives have sought justice.

The victims’ group Broken Rites Australia says it has received thousands of calls reporting abuse since opening its national telephone hotline in 1993 – and has helped to sentence more than 100 clergymen.

During a visit to Australia in July 2008 Pope Benedict XVI met some of the victims and made a public apology for the abuse.

Somehow, an apology from the Pope just doesn’t seem like enough. An in-depth review and prompt excommunication of
of all suspect clergymen needs to be done ASAP.



  • Hannibal


  • Keirra

    Damn. thats sad. 14 years is NOT enough!! He needs to sit.

  • Eddy

    This is how fake religion is.

  • Josh

    Not surprising. Especially given how willing the average christian flock is to act like sheep and join the cult of religion. They make it easy to be taken advantage of and put their children in harms way

  • drenk

    surprise surprise catholic priest diddling children,

    NEWSFLASH THIS JUST IN!! the sun rises in the morning and sets in the evenings!!!

  • cabbage greens

    why are these kind of people are allowed to walk amongst the civil. and being men/or people of the cloth. see gods children are his lil angels on this earth. and its the reason satan stalks kids. its also the reason why these same folks who runs these [GOV’T] aka judical system and prncipalities allow these folks to run loose. the answer is; because the devil runs the show on this earth.

  • cabbage greens


  • http://GOogle wow

    He’ll be kickin it with the devil for eternity.

  • 6 Figgaz

    He should be hung high…

  • Pantherbaby

    See this is the type of thing that makes people distrust religious people this priest who obviously know what he is doing is wrong but molesting children how awful! That number might be higher some victims out of shame never come forward.

  • Martinigal

    Finally, these monsters are been punished. Usually the pope send them on to another church and the pattern continues.

  • LaDiva

    Hmmm let’s see how this priest feels about having a whole lot of hands woop his azz in jail.

  • Choco

    Damn I hate people who molest children

  • foreallydoe

    Deezam. Hiding behind God to freak on kids….

  • sean-slade

    hey bible beaters, how come your so called god allows this sh!t to happen.
    this guy should have been smitted with a lightning bolt.

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