Fr. Mark J. Haynes
Diocese: Archdiocese of Philadelphia PA
Arrested 10/14, charged with felony counts of Sexual Abuse of Children — Child Pornography and Criminal Use of a Communication Facility for posting two photos on Instagram of girl younger than 14, one nude, one close-up of vaginal area. His user name for Instagram was of a young female; traced by investigators to his parish, SS Simon and Jude, West Chester PA. Also found to have posted many other child porn images and lewd emails with the young girl in the two photos; her identity unknown at time of arrest. Arrested 2/15 by FBI for the child porn. Three women 2/15 alleged sex abuse as children in 1990s by Haynes; one said he forced her to perform oral sex on him during confession. Worked since ’85 at 8 parishes, Office for Youth and Young adults; also high school chaplain. Pled guilty 6/15 to distributing child porn. Sentenced 2/16 to 20 years in prison.
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