Jesus Take The Wheel: Miami Priest Accused Sexually Abusing 16-Year-Old Runaway Boy For Several Years…Food, Alcohol And Fun Lead To ‘Brains And Butt Darts’

- By Bossip Staff

This is disgusting…

Via Raw Story:

The Archdiocese of Miami said on Wednesday that Father Rolando Garcia was placed on leave after they learned that he had been accused of sexually abusing a 16-year-old runaway boy. In a press conference on Tuesday, Tony Simmons recalled that Garcia began abusing him in 1994 at the Church of the Little Flower in Hollywood. Simmons said that the Catholic priest first offered him food and counseling. Over time, Garcia plied him with movies, concerts, alcohol and adult movies, which eventually led to “oral and rectal invasion”

Simmons explained that he was afraid to speak out because he lived and worked as a painter at the church. “I honestly thought I was the only person,” he told reporters. “And if it came out, I could lose my job.” Garcia continued to stay in contact with Simmons even after he joined the military in 2003. But on Oct. 15, Simmons said he changed his mind about coming forward when Garcia laughed while telling him that others had also accused him of pedophilia.

In the lawsuit, Simmons alleged that the archdiocese knew about the abuse of him and other victims. He is asking for over $5 million in compensation. Attorney Jeff Herman, who represents Simmons, has filed three other lawsuits against Garcia in the past 7 years, two of which were settled out of court. Garcia was temporarily placed on leave due to a third lawsuit, but he was reinstated after passing a lie detector test.

SMH.

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