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Priest gets 60 days in jail for bubble-wrapping boy

Bullet Club

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Priest gets 60 days in jail for bubble-wrapping boy

A Michigan priest accused of wrapping a teenager in bubble wrap has been sentenced to 60 days in jail

DETROIT -- A Michigan priest accused of wrapping a teenager in bubble wrap was sentenced Monday to 60 days in jail for attempted false imprisonment.

The Rev. Brian Stanley appeared in Allegan County court, two months after pleading guilty in a deal with the attorney general's office. He was initially charged with false imprisonment.

Stanley was accused of wrapping a boy in bubble wrap and tape in 2013 in a janitor’s room at St. Margaret Church. The boy's eyes and mouth were also covered while he was left alone for an hour, according to the attorney general's office.

Stanley was supposed to be counseling the boy.

“Mr. Stanley took advantage of a vulnerable victim and today he is being held accountable," Attorney General Dana Nessel said.

The priest did not speak in court but has expressed regret about his actions, defense attorney Michael Hills told The Associated Press.

“After this incident in 2013, he was in treatment,” Hills said. “After treatment, I think he realized perhaps he was projecting trauma that he had suffered in his life onto others.”

Stanley's conduct was “sexually motivated,” the attorney general's office claimed, and he will be placed on a public registry for 15 years.

“There's a big dispute about that,” Hills said. “There is no evidence about it. I objected to Father Stanley being placed on the registry, although under the statute it's required regardless of whether criminal sexual conduct is alleged.”

The case against Stanley began when investigators looked at documents held by the Catholic Diocese in Kalamazoo. The diocese has said it twice reported allegations about Stanley to police departments in 2013 and 2017 but no charges were filed.

“We continue to review information seized from all seven Michigan dioceses in 2018, and we will thoroughly evaluate accusations and complaints brought forth by victims," Nessel said.

Source: ABC News
 

Elektro Demon

Shits and Giggles
Seems like innocent fun. :messenger_beaming:

But seriously, out of all things, why bubble wrap? Does he like poking the bubble wrap one by one?
If no sexual stuff happened, it's still not cool to wrap someone against their will but it's not enough to crucify the priest.
I'd like to hear both sides, maybe the bubble wrap was consensual.
 

Hinedorf

Banned
"The diocese has said it twice reported allegations about Stanley to police departments in 2013 and 2017 but no charges were filed. "

Castration.
 
I don’t remember this from the plot of Bubble Boy



serious take

Stanley was accused of wrapping a boy in bubble wrap and tape in 2013 in a janitor’s room at St. Margaret Church. The boy's eyes and mouth were also covered while he was left alone for an hour, according to the attorney general's office.

This sounds pretty sinister. Couldn’t the boy have passed out and potentially suffocated? Sure you can breathe through your nose, but in a panicked state locked in a closet?
 
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I mean, maybe he was just preparing to ship him off to the next Dioceses.. don't want a precious playtoy like that to get damaged.

barf.
 

kingbean

Member
He was just trying to keep him from breaking when he shipped him off to the Vatican. Gosh.

Edit: Rape is never funny. Unless you're doing it to a clown.
 
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He was saving the boy for later....so he could come inside his rectory..

They should re-work the electric chair to a plinko style setup. Each slot at the bottom has a given duration. Imagine everyone getting one second zaps.
 
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