Frances Mary (David) Stone
Arrested 10/09/13, charged with sexual abuse of minor. MFVA (Franciscan Missionaries of the Divine Word) member. Per Birmingham bishop, Stone is no longer with the MFVA order and “they are following canonical procedures in the case.” Alleged victim is Stone’s son born in 2008. Boy’s mother is former EWTN co-worker; Stone is former EWTN TV show host. Stone and boy’s mother in custodial dispute. Mother said son told her Stone put his finger in son’s anus, causing him to defecate on bed. Stone denies allegation. Trial 5/16. Found not guilty by jury. Granted custody of his son in 1/18.
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