Disgraced Former Ohio Priest Admits to Groping Teen Cancer Patient

A disgraced former Catholic priest who has repeatedly been accused of child sexual abuse pleaded guilty Tuesday to molesting a 15-year-old girl suffering from cancer. Luis Barajas, 76, entered the plea to one count of gross sexual imposition, a fourth-degree felony. Prosecutors dropped five additional counts of the same charge in exchange for his plea. … Read more

Cleveland Priest Gets Life Sentence for Molesting Boys

McWilliams, who was ordained in 2017, destroys the bishops’ narrative that clergy abuse is something in the distant past. A Catholic priest was sentenced to life in prison Tuesday for sexually exploiting boys, some of whom he extorted with details he gained from taking their confessions. U.S. District Judge Sara Lioi said the public needed … Read more

Cleveland Diocesan Priest Arrested on Child Porn Charges

A Catholic priest was arrested Thursday on charges of possessing child pornography. Investigators took St. Joseph Catholic Church Rev. Robert McWilliams into custody Thursday at the church. He is charged with four counts of possessing child pornography and one count of possessing criminal tools. The criminal complaint was filed in Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court. … Read more