Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Catholic Nun, 79, Pleads No Contest to Sex With Boys 40 Years Ago

Catholic Nun, 79, Pleads No Contest to Sex With Boys 40 Years AgoMonday, November 12, 2007MILWAUKEE — A 79-year-old Roman Catholic nun pleaded no contest Monday to two counts of indecent behavior with a child for alleged sexual encounters with two male students at a church convent and school where she was principal during the 1960s.The nun, Norma Giannini, and her attorney left the courthouse without comment after entering the pleas in Milwaukee County Circuit Court.Giannini faces a maximum 10 years on each count when sentenced Feb. 1.According to the criminal complaint, the two men told authorities they had dozens of sexual encounters with Giannini, including intercourse, while attending St. Patrick's School.One man said the nun told him in 1965, when he was 13, to open the buttons of her habit, but he was shaking so badly he could not do so. He said she then unbuttoned her clothing and had him touch her breasts, the complaint said.The first incident was followed by 60 to 80 others, including two involving sexual intercourse, it said.The other man said he had sexual contact with the nun more than 100 times, beginning when he was in seventh grade. At least one incident involved sexual intercourse, the complaint said.Giannini went on to work in Illinois from 1970 to 1994.Sister Betty Smith, regional president for the Sisters of Mercy in Chicago, has said the nun received extensive counseling at a St. Louis treatment facility after the order "learned of the situation" during the 1990s.Giannini, listed in online court records as living in Oak Lawn, Ill., has been closely monitored and separated from minors since then, Smith said. The nun has been retired from active work for five years because of failing health, she said.

2 comments:

Narbi said...

Its probably wise for you not to categorize all Christian's as molesters. It would be like me categorizing all bloggers as assholes. There a bad Christians and bad bloggers. I don't know one Christian that claims to be flawless. It's obvious you know nothing about being a Christian. If you did, your stupidity would be evident to yourself and not just to us. I LOVE it when Anti-Christian biggots, such as yourself, get on your soap box and do exactly what you claim Christians do. Not only are you an Anti Christian biggot....but you are a hypocrite as well. Imagine that. You keep throwing stones and only hit yourself. Take your own hand, punch yourself in the face and repeat ...."Stop hitting myself" over and over until you finally realize ...you are hitting yourself. Biggots like youself only solidify my faith because Jesus said there would be many like you. Once again, Jesus was right.

Nadia456 said...

I met a man once who used to go on and on about child abuse, pointing fingers and accusing everyone he met. It was like he was obsessed or something. Guess what? I found out he was a paedo. Just for the record he had no particular belief in anything. Fact is there are Christian paedos and there are also Satanist paedos, Islamic paedos, Jewish ones, Hindu ones and even athiest ones. No one religion is any more likely to have paedo members than any otherand the sooner people realise that the better. You think just because Christians have accused Satanists of child abuse that its okay to throw a few accusations back? How is this in any way helpful? Heck it isn't even news! We all know already that there are child molesters in the Catholic church. Many Catholics are indeed disgusted and outraged by this. Gleefully putting stuff like this on the net solves nothing but massaging your egos and I think that maybe you're all getting off on it a little.