Victim Struggles to Heal After Sexual Abuse by Salesian Priest

The Epoch Times

December 24, 2019

By Chris Karr

In the fall of 1969, Joey Piscitelli, who had recently turned 14 years old, entered Salesian High School in Richmond, California. He quickly caught the eye of the vice principal, Father Stephen Whelan, who invited him to play a game of pool at the Salesian Boys’ Club on the school’s campus.

“I thought it was a really big deal that he wanted to play pool with me,” Piscitelli recalled.

But the game took a disturbing turn after Whelan asked Piscitelli to take the first shot. After he did so, Joey turned around and saw that his vice principal was touching himself.

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