Was Jailed Priest in Satanic Sex Ring?

By Matt C. Abbott
Renew America
October 30, 2007

An appeals court has reinstated a civil suit against Father Gerald Robinson, the Toledo priest convicted in 2006 of the 1980 murder of Sister Margaret Ann Pahl.

According to an Oct. 27, 2007 story in the Toledo Blade, by religion editor David Yonke (whose book on the case — Sin, Shame, and Secrets — contains a disturbing report that the Toledo diocese had paid for certain abortions):

    '...[T]he appellate court reversed a decision in January by Lucas County Common Pleas Court Judge Ruth Ann Franks to throw out the woman's suit because her claims were made after the statute of limitations had expired.

    'The woman sued anonymously in April, 2005, as Survivor Doe with her husband, Spouse Doe, claiming she was the victim of sexual abuse and torture during ritualistic ceremonies in the basement of St. Adalbert Catholic Church in North Toledo, starting in 1968, when she was 5, and continuing until 1975.

    'The woman, now in her 40s, sued Robinson; Gerald Mazuchowski, a former lay minister; the Toledo Catholic Diocese; St. Adalbert Parish, and the Oblates of St. Francis de Sales alleging that Robinson, Mr. Mazuchowski, and other men dressed in nuns' habits and using women's names abused her during bizarre rituals.

    'Among other allegations, she said the group cut her with a knife; made her drink the blood of animals; drew an upside down cross on her abdomen, and forced her to perform sex acts on the men. The suit also said the victim's mother participated in the abuse and was becoming a 'high priestess of Satan."

Survivor Doe's full complaint can be read here (warning: contains graphic language).



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