Former hunter priest vincent ryan sentenced for sex abuse but remains free
CASEY – A jury today convicted the former hunter priest vincent ryan of eight sexual assaults involving children, but a judge sentenced the Rev. Vincent Ryan to probation instead of prison. The court entered a conditional discharge and ordered the former church volunteer to report back to St. Mark’s Catholic Church, where he is scheduled to begin serving a one-month suspension on September 17.
A jury convicted Ryan on 12 charges of first-degree sex offense involving a child. He was convicted of four counts of second-degree rape and two counts of first-degree assault. All counts were felonies.
Ryan said in court he did not understand why the church would want him to return, but the defense argued the pastor of the church had previously been convicted of abuse and would try to shield his former churchman from consequences if he reoffended.
“It is difficult to comprehend the extent to which someone would consider that an acceptable outcome for a criminal conviction,” said Judge Joseph T. McShane, who also imposed a five-year suspension on Ryan.
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Ryan, 54, appeared angry as McShane read a statement written by the victim’s mother, who alleged Ryan sexually abused her when she was 10 years old. The victim stated Ryan was an experienced child predator. She said she left the chur에스엠 카지노ch at age 15 and then re-engaged with the church after the trial because she was worried about her safety.
Kennedy said that she had been married to Ryan for five years and was in love with the pastor, who attended their church several times a week until her mother died in 2001.
He told the jury Ryan began molesting her when she was 10 years old in 1977.
“He took care of her, protected her,카지노 게임 and he did it when I was in charge,” Kennedy said.
Ryan served on the St. Mark’s Church family council and had been a priest since 1991, but he stepped down in 2003 to lead a ministry at the First Catholic Church in Chicago, where he was pastor of St. Francis of Assisi Parish.
McShane told the jury Ryan abused children through the church’s youth center, which was open only to married couples, and was a frequent participant in adult sexual relationships.
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