Thursday afternoon, a Greek Orthodox priest accused of trying to solicit sex from young boys entered a guilty plea in court. Patrick Nicholas Hughes was sentenced to six years in prison after being arrested last week on one count of attempted rape and one count of attempted unlawful conduct with a minor. Hughes admitted to posting an Internet ad for “taboo sex with no age restrictions” when he tried to solicit two boys, ages 9 and 14, for sex. The same day he posted the ad, he learned he was actually corresponding with sheriff’s detectives, who arrested him. In court, Hughes called the events a catastrophe, saying, “I’m abjectly sorry for, and I know I cannot repair, but nevertheless need to express that sorry to everybody”. As part of a plea deal, the judge sentenced the Hughes to six years in prison and five years post community control. Hughes will also have to register as a Tier 3 Sex Offender for the rest of his life.
27 September 2012
Hughes was a priest at the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral. This afternoon, the acting dean of the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral in Columbus OH pleaded guilty to a bill of information accusing him of trying to meet two boys for sex. Franklin County Common Pleas Judge Mark Serrott sentenced Patrick N Hughes, 56, to six years in prison. Prosecutors and defence attorneys recommended the sentence. The maximum for one count of attempted rape is eight years. Deputy sheriffs arrested Hughes last week. He was accused of posting an online ad “looking for taboo sex with no age restrictions”, a prosecutor said during Hughes’ initial appearance in court. A detective from the Internet Crimes Against Children task force followed up on the ad, leading Hughes to set up a meeting for what he thought would be sex with two boys, ages 9 and 14. The Metropolis of Pittsburgh, which oversees the congregation, immediately suspended him from his work at the cathedral, pending an investigation.
27 September 2012
Columbus (OH) Dispatch
Observe how quickly this happened. This scumbag got arrested last week, and, only a week later, they’re throwing his arse in the slam for hard time after a plea deal. This is “clout in action”. That is, the GOAA has political pull, and it isn’t afraid to use it. In Russian terms, they have blat to spare… they didn’t even let this turkey get bail… they let him rot in a jail cell until the court date… to “encourage the others”, no doubt. Compare this to the OCA and Saliba. They’ll pay for Storheim and Abdelehad, just you wait… Lyonyo, or no Lyonyo…
Now, that there’s been a conviction, I can speak openly of paedophile priests. Hughes has been the only one caught… or caught under “unfriendly” circumstances. If half of what’s whispered about certain OCA clergy and hierarchs is true… trust me, the konvertsy don’t whom they’re defending. If they did… but I fear that wouldn’t change a thing. They’re nutter fanatics and cultists… the sooner they’re gone, the better.