The headline: Pedophile priest’s victim smiles as he is arrested for a ‘revenge beating’ 35 years later. That almost tells the whole story, but there is more. The priest, Jerold Lindner is alleged to have molested William Lynch’s younger brother as well as William Lynch.
William Lynch, 43, grinned in his mugshot as he was booked on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon for the May 10 attack that sent the Rev. Jerold Lindner to the hospital with bruises and lacerations.
Lynch harbored a fantasy for years of confronting the priest, who also allegedly molested Lynch’s little brother and up to a dozen others.
Lynch and his younger brother settled with the Jesuits of the California Province, a Roman Catholic religious order, for $625,000 (£390,000) in 1998 after alleging that Lindner abused them in 1975 during weekend camping trips in the Santa Cruz Mountains.
Does it get anymore despicable than this?
The boys, who were seven and five at the time, were raped in the woods and forced to have oral sex with each other while Lindner watched, Harris said. Lindner has been accused of abuse by nearly a dozen people, including his own sister and nieces and nephews [some as young as three years old].
There are some 150 accusations of molestation and rape. Someone within the church is quoted saying the pervert, Jerold Lindner, has “recovered” and is “living a quiet life of prayer and service within our community.”
Posted by Maggie @ Maggie’s Notebook
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