Tuesday, February 15, 2005 Posted: 11:36 AM EST (1636 GMT)
BOSTON, Massachusetts (AP) -- Defrocked priest Paul Shanley, a central figure in the Boston Archdiocese clergy sex abuse scandal, was sentenced Tuesday to 12 to 15 years in prison for raping a boy repeatedly in the 1980s.
Good, the only problem is that there are actually people, his lawyer included, that think he shouldn't have to go to jail. The article went on to say that some inmate advocates think that if he goes to jail, it will basically be a death sentence like when former priest John Geoghan was killed by an inmate trying to "save the children." Exactly, that's the point what goes around comes around.
"He's so high-profile that that puts a big target on his back," said James Pingeon, a lawyer at Massachusetts Correctional Legal Services, a group that provides civil legal services to inmates. "We feel concerned. Obviously, he's a vulnerable person because of his notoriety and his age." Good, now he will know what all the boys he ass raped felt.