Saratoga priest arrested on rape charge

Full story: San Jose Mercury News

A Saratoga priest was arrested Thursday for allegedly raping a 29-year-old Oregon woman in a Sunnyvale motel this week.
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Rowena from Union City

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Mar 31, 2006
 
I am shocked & i cant believe when i heard about this news . Fr Randy Benas is a well respected priest , he is not the type of person that would do something like this . He like to help people .

He will be on my prayers !
Jerico

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Mar 31, 2006
 
Well afterall we are all but human beings and can commit mistakes. He will be judged by God in the end. All we can do is more prayers no matter what.
maria

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Apr 2, 2006
 

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Fr. Randy Benas is a very good priest. I don't think he is capable of doing anything like this. He will be in my prayers that he will pass through this trial in his life.
Ha Ha

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Apr 2, 2006
 
maria,

The victim has been timely in her action. So there are the following possiblities as per evidence:

1. There was no sex
2. There was forced sex
3. There was consensual sex

Only time will tell if 2 above (i.e rape) is true.
marty

Palo Alto, CA

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Apr 2, 2006
 
This should be another lesson learned. The priest for all the people knows better. What kind of an idiot is this jerk to be called a priest? He should be pusnished accordingly. I have no remores for the loser.
Norma from Union City

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Apr 3, 2006
 
I know Father Randy Benas for a long time. He is a well respected priest. Father Randy he is not the type of person that do this. He is a priest that like to help people and vey spiritually supportive when you have problems.
Father Randy you are always on my prayers. God Bless You Always.
Ha Ha

Sunnyvale, CA

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Apr 4, 2006
 
It looks like women like father Randy ... since kind words of support are mostly from women! Did he have sexual affair with others too :-)
ana

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Apr 4, 2006
 
fr randy is a very good person and just like to help other people who are in need especially spiritual guidance regardless if you were a man or a woman. let us not judge a person without knowing him first. may GOD forgive those who pass judgement easily on others. Fr. randy you are always on my prayers.
ana

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Apr 4, 2006
 
fr randy is a very good person, he likes to help others who are in need, especially spiritual guidance. let us not judge a person without knowing him first, may GOD forgive those who pass judgement easily. FR RANDY u will always be on my prayers.
john

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Apr 4, 2006
 
fr randy is a well repected priest. he likes to help others, give u support when u needed most. he is not only a good priest, but a very good friend as well. u all have our family support and prayers fr randy.
Roger

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Apr 4, 2006
 
I've known Fr Randy for a long time he has been a friend & a good listener that can give you good advise . that is why alot of people like him whether your a man or a woman . May GOD forgive those people who judge him without knowing him . Fr Randy , you will be on our prayers & May God help you on this trials .
Joe Shmoe

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Apr 4, 2006
 
maria wrote:
Fr. Randy Benas is a very good priest. I don't think he is capable of doing anything like this. He will be in my prayers that he will pass through this trial in his life.
Fr. Randy, is that his name?

I wouldn't trust too much a guy by the name of Randy.
He may turn out to be too randy for his name.
del

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Apr 4, 2006
 
Fr. Randy is a very good person and a friend. He is dedicated to his work and to his other people especially for spiritual guidance. He is a priest who always shows respect to other people. May GOD continue to strengthen you specially in this time of your trials in life. Fr. Randy, you will always be in my prayers
Ha Ha

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Apr 5, 2006
 
>> fr randy is a well repected priest.

I almost read this sentence as:

fr randy is a well repected rapist!

I must be biased ....
john

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Apr 5, 2006
 
let us not pass judgement to people who we don not know yet, may GOD enlighten and forgive those people who judge others so easily... fr randy u will always be in my prayers, remember u have a lot of friends who believes in you and will support you. friends who u have helped with your undying support for them and we would like to return all these to u. GOD BLESS YOU!!!
daniel

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Apr 5, 2006
 
fr randy is a good person, a very respected one. for some who do not know him, hes a person and a friend who would never leave you especially in times of troubles. he is ever ready to help u, and that is why im giving back all the support and especially PRAYERS, that you would pass through, all this trials in your life and i know you will, for GOD is always on your side. may GOD bless you and his presence be with u always and forever.
Joel Ayel

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Apr 5, 2006
 
So...what was the priest doing in a Sunnyvale MOTEL with a 29 year old WOMAN?

Reading her the bible?
pedro

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Apr 8, 2006
 
Ha Ha wrote:
It looks like women like father Randy ... since kind words of support are mostly from women! Did he have sexual affair with others too :-)
It seems that you hate women. I guess there is no woman who like you at all.
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Apr 9, 2006
 
Ha Ha wrote:
>> fr randy is a well repected priest.

I almost read this sentence as:

fr randy is a well repected rapist!

I must be biased ....
u must be biased? YES..... but get to know the person first before u pass judgement, seems ur having difficulties in life.... may GOD forgive u and enlighten you with ur own trials in life....
pedro

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Apr 12, 2006
 
Joel Ayel wrote:
So...what was the priest doing in a Sunnyvale MOTEL with a 29 year old WOMAN?

Reading her the bible?
are you certain that he was in the motel? were you there too? if it is true that he is there, who are you to judge him? you are the God? ye who has no sin, cast the first stone!

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