Victim: Don't Release Porter

By Jessica Heslam
Boston Herald [Taunton MA]
April 9, 2004

As victim testimony was delayed yesterday, one victim said outside the courtroom that notorious pedophile priest James Porter should remain locked up.

"If you put a vampire away for 10 years, he's still going to want blood. I think it's just an instinct that he has no control over," former North Attleboro altar boy Dan Kiley told reporters at Taunton Superior Court.

Kiley plans to testify for prosecutors, who want to keep the 69-year-old Porter locked up as a sexually dangerous person. Porter pleaded guilty in 1993 to molesting 28 Bay State children and has finished his prison sentence.

Lawyers for The Providence Journal and The Standard Times newspapers asked the court to allow them to publish the victims' names. One of the five victims scheduled to testify next week asked not to be identified to the public.

Judge David McLaughlin issued an order prohibiting the dissemination of the person's name as a witness during this proceeding. Attorneys for the newspapers said they will "probably" appeal the decision.

"It's hard enough to deal with. I want to maintain my privacy," said the victim who does not want to be identified.


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