A Eugene man who works as an English instructor and serves as a priest at a local church faces prostitution and drug charges after police conducted a sting operation posing as a juvenile. Eugene Police said that the investigation started with the arrest of the juvenile for prostitution. Investigators determined that Daniel James Mackay, 42, had contact with the juvenile on more than one occasion, saying:
Police conducted a sting operation and exchanged information with Mackay, posing as the minor and arranged to meet him on 12 October.
Police met with Mackay and arrested him on charges of Purchasing Sex with a Minor, Sexual Misconduct, Patronizing a Prostitute, Endangering the Welfare of a Minor, Unlawful Possession of Cocaine, and Using a Minor in a Controlled Substance Offense. A police spokesperson declined to release the age or gender of the minor involved in the case. Lane Community College confirmed that Mackay is a part-time instructor in the English department and declined further comment. The website of St John the Wonderworker Orthodox Church lists Mackay as a member of the clergy. A person who answered the phone at the church asked a reporter to call back Friday. The church’s website says Mackay became a deacon in 2009 and a priest in 2011.
13 October 2016
KVAL 13 Eugene OR
Andrew Damick runs around ranting how “normal” tithers are and how nasty we non-tithers are. Well… the HOOMies are tithers and a more screwball and goofy bunch doesn’t exist in Orthodoxy. For years, stories circulated about the nasty doings amongst the HOOMies… mostly told by those who escaped the stifling and lockstep atmosphere of this oddbod group. I’d encourage the bishops to dig deeper… I’d say that these people are a mortal cancer. They believe themselves better than the rest of us are, yet no one speaks of the sordid underside of this group… its hyperclericalism, their Stepford Wives mentality, its rigourism and akrivia of the most rancid sort… they withhold the chalice for no substantive reason. That’s not to mention their adherence to Far Right political ideologies at odds with the Church or idiosyncratic teachings not in sync with the Church’s official statements (such as the lie that artificial contraception is sinful… the Church said the exact opposite).
Frankly, I believe that these people aren’t Orthodox in the least and that we’d be better off without them. Good riddance to bad rubbish…
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A lawsuit filed Friday in Manhattan alleges that last year, a 4-year-old Long Island boy was sexually assaulted by the former parish priest’s teenage son on the grounds of a Greek Orthodox Church as the little boy’s 6-year-old sister watched in horror. The victims’ parents say the attack took place in May 2015 after Sunday services at Holy Resurrection Greek Orthodox Church in Brookville NY. To protect the identities of the children, the Daily News isn’t naming the parents. In papers filed in Manhattan Supreme Court, the parents say that while they chatted with the parish priest, the priest’s son, then a teenager, sodomised, fondled, and ejaculated on their half-naked son as his sister “helpless observed”. Immediately afterward, when the boy returned to his parents wearing no underwear and with his pants unbuttoned and the zipper down, his father asked him what happened. The suit says that the boy told him that the teenager had taken off his pants in a secluded area on church grounds.
According to the filing, the priest reacted by saying, “I know what’s going on and what happened”. The papers say the priest then “slammed his fists on the table … and uttered words to the effect: ‘I’m gonna kill him’”. The lawsuit says the priest and the child’s father found the teenager cowering in a closet. The priest said, according to the filing, “This won’t happen again. You’re finished. You’re going to be arrested this time. The priest then told the victim’s father that he’d called the police and stated, ‘This has happened before and he has to learn’”. The parents accuse the church of knowing about the teenager’s behaviour and failing to protect the parish children by keeping him away or warning parents of the danger. Demanding 10 million USD in damages for each child, they say their children are now fearful about their safety, losing sleep, depressed, and otherwise scarred. It is unclear from court papers if police pressed charges on the teenager, who is identified by initials. The News is withholding the priest’s name to protect the son’s identity because he, too, is a minor. There was no response from the spokesman for the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America or Archbishop Demetrios Trakatellis, who also were named as defendants in the lawsuit.
22 July 2016
New York Daily News
Betcha that the GOAA will try to lay a big hunk of cash on the plaintiffs in an attempt to make this “go away”. The Greeks have used the Green Poultice in the past… that and social ostracism may very well bury this.
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The LNR MGB opened 17 criminal cases against government officials accused of causing 50 million Roubles (4.65 million Renminbi. 48.26 million INR. 723,000 USD. 980,000 CAD. 991,000 AUD. 656,000 Euros. 476,000 UK Pounds) of damage to all-Republic bodies. An MGB source spoke to us on the eve of International Anti-Corruption Day (9 December):
To mark International Anti-Corruption Day, we brought the first cases resulting from our investigations; we intend to combat this global problem, it not only undermines our national economy, it also erodes our citizens’ trust in the authorities. We uncovered abuse in food supply contracting for schools, so we opened criminal proceedings against Ministry of Education officials. We discovered forgery; officials of the Ministry of Transport used forged documents to rule in favour of third parties. We found that Ministry of Housing officials used false information in acts of acceptance. We looked at abuse of power and misuse of official position by Ministry of Infrastructure and Ministry of Energy officials. We initiated criminal proceedings relating to extortion and receiving bribes at the LNR Genprokuratura. Also, we implemented intelligence operations on economic affairs in the LNR, which also resulted in a number of criminal cases. All of this caused about 50 million Roubles worth of damage to the state.
In the past year, the MGB was able not only to uncover corruption schemes in the LNR, but also erected barriers to those trying to launder illegally acquired means, which is contrary to the interests of our new state and society. We recorded evasion of taxes and duties to the budget of the Republic, embezzlement of entrusted property, and losses caused by malpractice of legal entities. for the time being, all criminal cases are still in pre-trial investigation. only joint efforts by the state and society can effectively fight corruption; the LNR is successfully implementing these principles in relevant programmes. Unlike the situation in the Ukraine, where oligarchs who were neck-deep in corruption try to create appearances of fighting corruption, the new LNR authorities want a real, not a sham, fight against corruption, not only in the higher echelons of power, but also in the social sphere of the state.
The LNR government started a large-scale anti-corruption campaign at all levels. In particular, on 24 October, LNR Head of Government I V Plotnitsky stated that a Special Investigatory Commission of the LNR Peoples Soviet would have expanded powers and more resources to investigate facts of abuse. Now, the LNR executive authorities, law enforcement agencies, and Peoples Soviet Deputies will fight this most-complicated problem of the modern world, which hinders the development of our new state. Мир Луганщине (Mir Luganshchine: Luganshchina* World), the state authorities, and the trade unions all voiced their determination to take part actively in the fight against corruption and money laundering. LNR residents can blow the whistle on corruption through telephone hotlines of the Genprokuratura, the State Committee of Taxes and Duties (GKNS), Мир Луганщине (Mir Luganshchine: Luganshchina* World), as well as directly to the Special Investigatory Commission of the LNR Peoples Soviet.
8 December 2015
LITs Lugansk Information Centre
- Luganshchina: “Area ruled by or influenced by Lugansk”. In Russian, the suffix “shchina” indicates “ruled by” or “rule of”, therefore, “Lvovshchina” is the “area ruled (or “influenced”) by Lvov” and “Yezhovshchina” means “era ruled (or “influenced”) by Yezhov”.
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