These “men of the cloth” are shady as hell!
One of South Florida’s most notorious priests — accused by multiple men of molesting them as youth — is expected to accept plead guilty to criminal charges Monday morning in Broward Circuit Court.
The Rev. Neil Doherty is scheduled to appear before Circuit Judge Kenneth Gillespie, where he will accept a plea deal, according to his lawyer, David Bogenschutz.
The details of the plea deal were not released Sunday.
Doherty, now retired from the Archdiocese of Miami, has served at several South Florida churches, including St. Vincent’s in Margate, St. Anthony in Fort Lauderdale and St. Phillip in Northwest Miami-Dade.
He has a long list of accusers who say he used his position of power to drug and rape them when they were boys. Some of the accusations date back to the 1970s but came to light only in recent years.
His accusers say Doherty used his position to molest young victims. In several cases, Doherty is accused of slipping drugs into drinks to make boys sleepy and molesting them while they were unconscious.
This is NOT what would Jesus do!
In case before the court Monday, Doherty, 69, is charged with multiple counts of lewd or lascivious molestation, lewd acts in the presence of a child and sexual battery on a victim younger than 12, court records show.
Several people who say they, too, were victims of Doherty are expected in court Monday. They want to see his plea for themselves.
They hope the punishment will be strict, said Jeffrey Herman, a lawyer who represents many of the men.
“They are pleased Doherty will be convicted of a crime like this, but they don’t think he should be spending any time out of jail,” Herman said. “He’s dangerous.”
Those boys in prison are gonna hold “communion” in Rev. Doherty’s holiest of holes when he gets to the whoscow.
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