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Charles Manning: Ex-Priest Charged with Sexual Assault on Child, Back Living in St. Louis

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Prosecutors allege Father Manning may have provided victims with marijuana.
A priest who served in four different Missouri parishes has just been formally charged with sexual abuse of a minor in a Colorado courtroom.

The details of Charles Robert Manning's alleged crimes are under seal, but an investigation began after one 15-year-old boy complained that Manning was behaving like a "jealous lover" toward him.

While Manning awaits his next court date, new details of his alleged crimes are beginning to trickle out, and victims' advocates want to know why Manning has been allowed to come back to St. Louis.

According to Bishop Accountability, Manning served in Glencoe, Bridgeton, St. Louis, and Imperial, starting in the late '90s. For reasons that remain unclear, he was reassigned to St. Gabriel the Archangel Catholic Church in Colorado Springs in 2007.

Early this year, Manning told his congregation he had to step down pending a criminal investigation. The one-time "chaplain of the year" formally retired, then turned himself into authorities in late May. The charges were never revealed, but an anonymous parent told The Colorado Springs Gazette that a 15-year-old friend of the family confided he needed to escape from Manning's obsessive texts and calls, demanding to know where he was.

Manning was formally charged yesterday in a Colorado Springs courtroom. According to The Gazette, the prosecutor mentioned that Manning may have provided alcohol and marijuana to his alleged victims. The judge ordered a weekly urinalysis test for the ex-priest.

Until his next court date on July 19, Manning's attorney said that the 77 year old is back in St. Louis, living in a home for retired priests. According to David Clohessy, director of Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests, that means he's likely at the Regina Cleri Home in Shrewsbury. A 2005 Post-Dispatch article about the facility found that while several priests accused of abuse have lived there, residents are not closely monitored, and live in close proximity to young families and day care centers.

"Why are we still importing predator priests?" says Clohessy. "Why aren't we puting them in truly secure facilities?"

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Shane
Shane

Another Irish Catholic cult faggot queer chomo = child molester dope dealer.  and he probably suck cocks to. most of them are faggots.

William Henry
William Henry

Despite having treated a significant number of victims of childhood abuse and being notoriously apathetic regarding religious concerns of any variety, I am still perplexed over the statistics emanating from even the sources most hostile to Catholicism:   if these priest-perpetrators represent only 4% of their clergy, what a devastating impact this must entail for the 96% who have sacrificed their entire lives for their church and people while remaining faithful to their vows.

Judy Block-Jones
Judy Block-Jones

Something to keep in mind-

Child predators are very cunning and manipulative. They know every trick on how to groom, threaten, lie, and put the fear of god into their victims and sometimes even their family members.

 

They also appear to do a lot of goods things, they can be very charismatic and you may think they would never harm a child. They have to be this way, in order to not get caught and to continue to abuse

Sexual predators are often powerful and well-loved. It would be comforting if those who preyed on the vulnerable were obvious social misfits whose appearance would somehow set off alarm bells and give us the willies or the creeps. They rarely do. Usually, predators are among the last people we would suspect of sexually violating others. At a party, the predator isn't some oddball sitting alone in a corner because others feel uncomfortable with him. Most often, the predator is the guy throwing the party.

We must overcome the dangerous myth that because someone is successful or warm or caring, he or she couldn't have done that!

Also, we must stop thinking that because a man is old, that somehow hes automatically safe. Its just irresponsible to endanger kids by assuming an adult is harmless simply because he or she may be losing hair, wearing glasses, using hearing aids or walking with a cane. These can be signs of advancing age, but they are not signs that an individual is safe around kids.

It is extremely rare that a child predator has only one victim. Hopefully if anyone has knowledge or may have been harmed by Charles Robert Manning, they will contact the police.

Also keep in mind your silence only hurts, and by speaking up there is a chance for healing, exposing the truth, and therefore protecting others.

 

Judy Jones
Judy Jones

Something to keep in mind-

Child predators are very cunning and manipulative. They know every trick on how to groom, threaten, lie, and put the fear of god into their victims and sometimes even their family members.

 

They also appear to do a lot of goods things, they can be very charismatic and you may think they would never harm a child. They have to be this way, in order to not get caught and to continue to abuse

Sexual predators are often powerful and well-loved. It would be comforting if those who preyed on the vulnerable were obvious social misfits whose appearance would somehow set off alarm bells and give us the willies or the creeps. They rarely do. Usually, predators are among the last people we would suspect of sexually violating others. At a party, the predator isn't some oddball sitting alone in a corner because others feel uncomfortable with him. Most often, the predator is the guy throwing the party.

We must overcome the dangerous myth that because someone is successful or warm or caring, he or she couldn't have done that!

Also, we must stop thinking that because a man is old, that somehow hes automatically safe. Its just irresponsible to endanger kids by assuming an adult is harmless simply because he or she may be losing hair, wearing glasses, using hearing aids or walking with a cane. These can be signs of advancing age, but they are not signs that an individual is safe around kids.

It is extremely rare that a child predator has only one victim. Hopefully if anyone has knowledge or may have been harmed by Charles Robert Manning, they will contact the police.

Also keep in mind your silence only hurts, and by speaking up there is a chance for healing, exposing the truth, and therefore protecting others.

Judy Jones, SNAP Midwest Associate Director, 

Judy Jones
Judy Jones

Something to keep in mind-

Child predators are very cunning and manipulative. They know every trick on how to groom, threaten, lie, and put the fear of god into their victims and sometimes even their family members.

 

They also appear to do a lot of goods things, they can be very charismatic and you may think they would never harm a child. They have to be this way, in order to not get caught and to continue to abuse

Sexual predators are often powerful and well-loved. It would be comforting if those who preyed on the vulnerable were obvious social misfits whose appearance would somehow set off alarm bells and give us the willies or the creeps. They rarely do. Usually, predators are among the last people we would suspect of sexually violating others. At a party, the predator isn't some oddball sitting alone in a corner because others feel uncomfortable with him. Most often, the predator is the guy throwing the party.

We must overcome the dangerous myth that because someone is successful or warm or caring, he or she couldn't have done that!

Also, we must stop thinking that because a man is old, that somehow hes automatically safe. Its just irresponsible to endanger kids by assuming an adult is harmless simply because he or she may be losing hair, wearing glasses, using hearing aids or walking with a cane. These can be signs of advancing age, but they are not signs that an individual is safe around kids.

It is extremely rare that a child predator has only one victim. Hopefully if anyone has knowledge or may have been harmed by Charles Robert Manning, they will contact the police.

Also keep in mind your silence only hurts, and by speaking up there is a chance for healing, exposing the truth, and therefore protecting others.

Judy Jones, SNAP Midwest Associate Director, 636-433-2511

"Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests" and all clergy.

 

Judy Jones
Judy Jones

Something to keep in mind-Child predators are very cunning and manipulative. They know every trick on how to groom, threaten, lie, and put the fear of god into their victims and sometimes even their family members.  They also appear to do a lot of goods things, they can be very charismatic and you may think they would never harm a child. They have to be this way, in order to not get caught and to continue to abuseSexual predators are often powerful and well-loved. It would be comforting if those who preyed on the vulnerable were obvious social misfits whose appearance would somehow set off alarm bells and give us ‘the willies’ or ‘the creeps.’ They rarely do. Usually, predators are among the last people we would suspect of sexually violating others. At a party, the predator isn’t some oddball sitting alone in a corner because others feel uncomfortable with him. Most often, the predator is the guy throwing the party.We must overcome the dangerous myth that because someone is successful or warm or caring, he or she “couldn’t have done that!Also, we must stop thinking that because a man is old, that somehow he’s automatically “safe.” It’s just irresponsible to endanger kids by assuming an adult is “harmless” simply because he or she may be losing hair, wearing glasses, using hearing aids or walking with a cane. These can be signs of advancing age, but they are not signs that an individual is safe around kids.It is extremely rare that a child predator has only one victim. Hopefully if anyone has knowledge or may have been harmed by Charles Robert Manning, they will contact the police. Also keep in mind your silence only hurts, and by speaking up there is a chance for healing, exposing the truth, and therefore protecting others.Judy Jones, SNAP Midwest Associate Director, 636-433-2511snapjudy@gmail.com"Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests" and all clergy. 

Judy Jones
Judy Jones

Something to keep in mind-Child predators are very cunning and manipulative. They know every trick on how to groom, threaten, lie, and put the fear of god into their victims and sometimes even their family members.  They also appear to do a lot of goods things, they can be very charismatic and you may think they would never harm a child. They have to be this way, in order to not get caught and to continue to abuseSexual predators are often powerful and well-loved. It would be comforting if those who preyed on the vulnerable were obvious social misfits whose appearance would somehow set off alarm bells and give us ‘the willies’ or ‘the creeps.’ They rarely do. Usually, predators are among the last people we would suspect of sexually violating others. At a party, the predator isn’t some oddball sitting alone in a corner because others feel uncomfortable with him. Most often, the predator is the guy throwing the party.We must overcome the dangerous myth that because someone is successful or warm or caring, he or she “couldn’t have done that!Also, we must stop thinking that because a man is old, that somehow he’s automatically “safe.” It’s just irresponsible to endanger kids by assuming an adult is “harmless” simply because he or she may be losing hair, wearing glasses, using hearing aids or walking with a cane. These can be signs of advancing age, but they are not signs that an individual is safe around kids.It is extremely rare that a child predator has only one victim. Hopefully if anyone has knowledge or may have been harmed by Charles Robert Manning, they will contact the police. Also keep in mind your silence only hurts, and by speaking up there is a chance for healing, exposing the truth, and therefore protecting others.Judy Jones, SNAP Midwest Associate Director, 636-433-2511snapjudy@gmail.com"Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests" and all clergy.http://www.snapnetwork.org/ 

Anonymous
Anonymous

And why's a St. Louis priest allowed to move to Colorado when another St. Louis priest, Michael Sheridan, gets promoted to be the bishop there?

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