Former priest faces more sex charges

Feb 20, 2010 Full story: citizensvoice.com 20

Another man has come forward claiming a former Episcopal priest, already facing sex charges in Susquehanna County, assaulted him in 2001.

Ralph Johnson, 82, of Gibson Township, faces new charges of involuntary deviate sexual intercourse and corruption of minors ... Full Story

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#1 Feb 20, 2010
Bishop Adams said, "We were never able to absolutely verify the allegations - no one came forward." By all means...INNOCENT until PROVEN GUILTY!!!!! And innocent still.

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#2 Feb 21, 2010
The law has limitations on what can be known and done.

God doesn't.

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#3 Feb 21, 2010
Selecia Jones- JAX FL wrote:
Bishop Adams said, "We were never able to absolutely verify the allegations - no one came forward ...
Then I wonder how they managed to "absolutely verify" Johnson's previous 45 sex-related counts w/a boy from Windsor?

"Earlier this month, Johnson was charged on 45 sex-related counts, stemming from incidents alleged to have occurred with a Windsor, N.Y., boy from 1992-95 at his Church Road home in Gibson Township ..."

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#4 Feb 21, 2010
Innocent until proven GUILTY...You are not judge and jury...Innocent until proven GUILTY...You are not judge and jury...Innocent until proven GUILTY...You are not judge and jury...Innocent until proven GUILTY...You are not judge and jury..Innocent until proven GUILTY...You are not judge and jury....Innocent until proven GUILTY...You are not judge and jury...Innocent until proven GUILTY...You are not judge and jury...Innocent until proven GUILTY...You are not judge and jury...Innocent until proven GUILTY...You are not judge and jury...Innocent until proven GUILTY...You are not judge and jury...

If he is guilty, THEN and only then will a sentence be passed and an end to this case. It is possible that he is innocent. Let the evidence, not rumor bears this out.

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#5 Feb 21, 2010
Selecia Jones- JAX FL wrote:
... If he is guilty, THEN and only then will a sentence be passed and an end to this case. It is possible that he is innocent. Let the evidence, not rumor bears this out.
Do you see the word "guilty" anywhere in this story?

BTW, Johnson was already charged w/45 sex-related counts, not 45 "rumors".
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Orefield, PA

#6 Feb 21, 2010
Selecia Jones- JAX FL wrote:
Innocent until proven GUILTY...You are not judge and jury...Innocent until proven GUILTY...You are not judge and jury...Innocent until proven GUILTY...You are not judge and jury...Innocent until proven GUILTY...You are not judge and jury..Innocent until proven GUILTY...You are not judge and jury....Innocent until proven GUILTY...You are not judge and jury...Innocent until proven GUILTY...You are not judge and jury...Innocent until proven GUILTY...You are not judge and jury...Innocent until proven GUILTY...You are not judge and jury...Innocent until proven GUILTY...You are not judge and jury...
If he is guilty, THEN and only then will a sentence be passed and an end to this case. It is possible that he is innocent. Let the evidence, not rumor bears this out.
Would you let your children or grandchildren stay overnite at this guys' house? Would you let him babysit for you?
If you think he is innocent, I assume you would have no problem with this....right?

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#7 Feb 21, 2010
Joe DeCaro wrote:
<quoted text>
Do you see the word "guilty" anywhere in this story?
BTW, Johnson was already charged w/45 sex-related counts, not 45 "rumors".
Where is the part of the story that he was FOUND GUILTY of 45 counts? I missed that. Which paragraph is it in? I can't find it. INNOCENT UNTIL PROVEN GUILTY.
the serpent was right

Orefield, PA

#8 Feb 21, 2010
Selecia Jones- JAX FL wrote:
<quoted text>Where is the part of the story that he was FOUND GUILTY of 45 counts? I missed that. Which paragraph is it in? I can't find it. INNOCENT UNTIL PROVEN GUILTY.
So why not answer my question?

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#9 Feb 21, 2010
the serpent was right wrote:
<quoted text>
So why not answer my question?
Did you go to Church today? I did. The reading about the Devil tempting Christ is the same as your question to me. And I'll take my lead from Christ. I will not be tempted.

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#10 Feb 21, 2010
Selecia Jones- JAX FL wrote:
<quoted text>Did you go to Church today? I did. The reading about the Devil tempting Christ is the same as your question to me. And I'll take my lead from Christ. I will not be tempted.
I thought it was a good question, a very telling question.

Why not answer it?

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Stratford, Connecticut.

#11 Feb 21, 2010
Selecia Jones- JAX FL wrote:
<quoted text>Where is the part of the story that he was FOUND GUILTY of 45 counts? I missed that ...
A grand jury already determined there was sufficient cause to warrent his arrest, so it now goes to trial.

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#12 Feb 21, 2010
Joe DeCaro wrote:
<quoted text>
A grand jury already determined there was sufficient cause to warrent his arrest, so it now goes to trial.
Probable cause and proven guilty are NOT the same thing. Ever get a speeding ticket Joe? Did you fight it in court or just always pay it?
the serpent was right

Orefield, PA

#13 Feb 21, 2010
Selecia Jones- JAX FL wrote:
<quoted text>Did you go to Church today? I did. The reading about the Devil tempting Christ is the same as your question to me. And I'll take my lead from Christ. I will not be tempted.
That gets the cop-out answer of the day.
I was not "tempting" you. I simply don't believe you mean what you say. It looks like my suspicion was correct.

As far as tempting goes, tell me, which temptation did I aproximate???

Turn bread into stone? I don't see it

Put yourself in harms way? No, I didn't do that.

Fall down and worship a different god for power? I don't remember doing that.

My question was completely hypothetical.

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#14 Feb 21, 2010
the serpent was right wrote:
<quoted text>
My question was completely hypothetical.
There was nothing wrong with the question, it's the answer that disturbes her.

It requires admitting that she was wrong.

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#15 Feb 21, 2010
Sorry Serpent/Devil/Satan...no answer from me except to say that your trickery might work on another. This one will not be tempted. Man can not live by bread alone...I'll take my "nourishment" from Jesus.

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#16 Feb 21, 2010
Selecia Jones- JAX FL wrote:
Sorry Serpent/Devil/Satan...no answer from me except to say that your trickery might work on another. This one will not be tempted. Man can not live by bread alone...I'll take my "nourishment" from Jesus.
Wow, talk about being like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind. You're about as consistent as a plate of Spaghetti.
the serpent was right

Orefield, PA

#17 Feb 22, 2010
Selecia Jones- JAX FL wrote:
Sorry Serpent/Devil/Satan...no answer from me except to say that your trickery might work on another. This one will not be tempted. Man can not live by bread alone...I'll take my "nourishment" from Jesus.
Your refusal to answer the question, answers the question very well.

You're talking out of both sides of your mouth. How very typically Christian of you.
the serpent was right

Orefield, PA

#18 Feb 22, 2010
Joe DeCaro wrote:
<quoted text>
A grand jury already determined there was sufficient cause to warrent his arrest, so it now goes to trial.
Joe, you can tell that she is simply taking up a contrary position, in order to try and make you look bad. Notice that she wouldn't commit to let any of HER children in the charge of this guy. Her refusal to answer my question, and than her terrible excuse for not answering it, tells me all I need to know.

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#19 Feb 22, 2010
the serpent was right wrote:
<quoted text>
You're talking out of both sides of your mouth. How very typically Christian of you.
And what is really amazing is that she can do it whilst maintaining a smile. Have a look!

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#20 Feb 22, 2010
the serpent was right wrote:
<quoted text>
Joe, you can tell that she is simply taking up a contrary position, in order to try and make you look bad ...
I can do that w/o her help; she's simply in denial abt this particular priest, but I have seen the same allegations played-out in the RCC under the same circumstances.

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