Minnesota priest tries to explain why he "looked at" altar boy's genitals

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Father John Brown says he looked, but didn't touch.
Father John Brown served as priest at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Waverly. Now 92, he's retired and lives at a nursing home in St. Paul.

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Recently, a former altar boy named Davis Pususta came forward and said he was abused by Brown. The abuse began in the 1960s, when Pususta was just 10 years old. Brown, however, says that while he did indeed look at Pususta's genitals, he managed to restrain himself from touching them.

In an MPR report, Pususta says the first incident of abuse occurred when Brown called him into the rectory to talk about "the birds and bees."

"He was going to talk about the birds and the bees," Pususta, who claims to have stopped believing in God as a result of his alleged abuse, said. "So he was even then, he was gathering the confidence from my parents, so I went up there. We never talked about the birds and bees."

Brown, however, says he only had something like a scientific interest in altar boys' privates.

"Years ago, when I was young and foolish, I did not abuse them. However, I looked at their genitals. I did not touch their genitals at all though," Brown said, adding that he remembers David. "Was careful not to do that at all. It's stupid. I know that. But again, I look back, I did not handle, I did not fondle them at all."

Pususta held a news conference yesterday to publicize his effort to get a Ramsey County judge to unseal the names of 33 priests the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis says have been credibly accused of child sexual abuse. MPR reports that the names were disclosed in an earlier lawsuit, but that information isn't yet public.

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15 comments
marbir
marbir

he did not touch it... he did not fondle it... he did not inhale it

CinBlueland
CinBlueland topcommenter

You're all upset, totally acceptable. Do you know your children's teacher?

Yes, it's easy to beat up on the Caholics it's one central org. But how many predators are in our school system?  (Aaron, use your lexus/nexus account.. run the numbers)

Shawn Clark
Shawn Clark

he is a perverted creep .they should castrate them all.

MicheleBachmann
MicheleBachmann topcommenter

Just a reminder for those that don't know.  Republican Senator Ron Johnson from Wisconsin works with the Catholic Church to make it easier for pedophiles to prey on children.  Before Ron Johnson was a Senator he helped the Catholic hierarchy defeat the Child Victims Act.   Call his office and complain.   (202) 224-5323   Pro pedophile politicians should not be in the Senate. 

Edward Bertsch
Edward Bertsch

And they're all set to make pope jp2 a saint. Low standards for sainthood these days.

Mare Anderson
Mare Anderson

Thank you for telling your story; keep telling it!

Erika J. Dani
Erika J. Dani

these creeps need to be listed on the sex offender registry like every other creep who does this kind of stuff. wtf.

Hans Dykema
Hans Dykema

The evil empire will write a check and keep on abusing.

Paul Lockman
Paul Lockman

Not a good article to read when having a bratwurst for lunch ..

Anna Burnham
Anna Burnham

Wow.. Religion is awesome. #hatereligion

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