(A spokesman for the archdiocese and its lawyer did not respond to a request for comment.)Avery and Shero are still in jail.
Engelhardt died in prison in November 2014, hours after the 67-year-old priest was handcuffed to a hospital bed, kept under armed guard and denied a potentially lifesaving heart operation.
His graphic testimony helped convict three alleged assailants, as well as Monsignor William Lynn, the Archdiocese of Philadelphia’s former secretary for clergy, who was found guilty of endangering the welfare of a child.
The monsignor became the first Catholic administrator in the country to go to jail for failing to adequately supervise a sexually abusive priest.
An individual with this profile is usually viewed as having a Personality Disorder, probably a Paranoid or Passive-Aggressive Personality.
Symptoms of a delusional disorder are prominent in his clinical pattern.
Jerome’s parish by two priests and a Catholic schoolteacher.
The detective testified that when he questioned Gallagher about those discrepancies, Gallagher usually just sat there and said nothing. The members of his religious order are still fighting to exonerate him of the rape charges made by Gallager.
The Billy Doe rape story was so sensational it attracted the attention of crusading writer Sabrina Rubin Erdely.
She described Billy Doe in a 2011 story, “The Catholic Church’s Secret Sex-Crime Files,” as a “sweet, gentle kid with boyish good looks” who had been callously “passed around” from predator to predator.
According to the charges recounted by Erdely, two priests and a Catholic schoolteacher “raped and sodomized the 10-year-old, sometimes making him perform stripteases or getting him drunk on sacramental wine after Mass.”Erdely is the same reporter who later wrote about “Jackie,” a University of Virginia student who claimed she was gang-raped by seven men at a fraternity party.
The 2014 story, which dominated headlines and cable TV news for weeks, was subsequently exposed as a hoax by “Jackie,” retracted by The client is apparently immature and self-indulgent, manipulating others to his own ends….