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Saturday, 19 April 2014

Oregon Cops Nick JP Pal on Kiddie Porn Rap

01 Paffhausen with Isidore Brittain

Paffhausen and Benjamin Peterson BEAMING at Brittain (he’s on the far left) … I’d say to His Holiness, “Ну, так что же? (Nu, tak chto zhe?: Well, what about it?) This asshole drags the Church’s good name in the gutter, sir… DO SOMETHING. He enabled evil in the OCA, don’t let him do the same in the ROCOR!”

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Editor:

The Cabinet tipped me off on this on Friday at about 16.00. However, since yesterday was Holy Friday, I didn’t start work on it until 01.30… posting or working on such shit wasn’t in keeping with the day’s solemnity and focus.

BMD

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On Thursday, police arrested an Albany OR man who was a priest with an Orthodox church in the Lewisburg area on child pornography charges. On Friday, Stanley Brittain, 39, of Albany, faced 16 counts of first-degree encouraging child sex abuse in Linn County Circuit Court. Until last week, Brittain was associated with St Anne Orthodox Church, near Corvallis. Judge Thomas McHill set Brittain’s bail at 100,000 USD (3.57 million Roubles. 110,300 CAD. 107,200 AUD. 72,400 Euros. 59,600 UK Pounds), and appointed Arnold Poole as his attorney. Prosecutor Michael Wynhausen said that Brittain trafficked in hundreds, possibly thousands, of images and videos of young boys subjected to what Wynhausen termed “horrific” sexual abuse. He added that Brittain used methamphetamine before his arrest, saying, “At this point, the 16 counts are just a small fraction of the charges that could be levelled against him”.

The investigation into Brittain started in January, when police arrested a suspect in Oklahoma who was communicating with Brittain, Wynhausen said. Albany Police Detective Lieutenant Travis Giboney said that Brittain was an unpaid staff member and loosely affiliated with St Anne Orthodox Church. Captain Eric Carter added that there’s no evidence that Brittain was grooming potential victims from the congregation, “There’s nothing at the onset that leads us to believe (the crimes) were associated with the church”. Carter said that police haven’t identified any of the children from the images, “It’s all surrounding possession of what we could consider child pornography”.

On Thursday, at about 11.30 PDT, Albany detectives, with the assistance of the Oregon Department of Justice, served a search warrant on Brittain’s residence in the 2400 block of Eighth Avenue Southeast. Carter said that Brittain was cooperative, and authorities seized computers and other electronic devices. Brittain, a South Albany High School graduate, was known as Fr Isidore within the church. St Anne Orthodox Church began in the early 1990s and was originally in Albany. In 2003, the church purchased the historic Lewisburg Grange Hall and moved there. About 100 people now attend the church on a typical Sunday. Attempts to contact St Anne Orthodox Church for comment were unsuccessful on Friday, in part because of Good Friday services. The police investigation into Brittain continues, and those with information about the case can call (541) 917 7680.

18 April 2014

Kyle Odegard

Albany (OR) Democrat-Herald

http://democratherald.com/news/local/3b17e3c2-fcec-591b-ac98-46320338442e.html

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Reaction from the Cabinet:

  • Holy shit.
  • Oh, sweet Lord! Here you have JP’s legacy… this is what happened because JP disregarded his suspension and failed to depose him. Oh, and don’t forget those who aided and abetted JP in this… enough said.
  • Jonah is basically living at St John’s (ROCOR) in DC… no official release, but there he is… proud as a Turk.

This is an evil legacy of Paffhausen. Besides which, the parish in Oregon is a HOOMie conventicle, and everyone’s heard the word that’s circulated about them, the least-bad of which is that they’re a bunch of hyperclericalists who kiss the ass of their priests and allow them to run roughshod over the people. Don’t forget, JP championed the HOOMies. He pushed for their inclusion in the OCA and for the automatic ordination of their “clergy” without any vetting whatsoever. This is a poisonous result of all that. I believe that the OCA Holy Synod should make Brittain cop a plea to all the charges. That’s the only way to make this “go away” with justice. Brittain belongs in the slam, full stop. Then, the OCA Holy Synod should write both the ROCOR and MP Holy Synods asking them not to receive Paffhausen. Paffhausen was the main enabler of Brittain; Benjamin Peterson was another. In all justice, Peterson would resign, but he won’t. As for JP, there’s an elegant canonical solution. A schemamonk may become a bishop, but if a bishop takes the schema, he stops being a bishop. That is, JP should take the schema and the OCA Holy Synod should send him off to Athos to live out his days in repentance. Any “release” to the ROCOR would become moot… I don’t think that the ROCOR wants such a piece of work at this point.

This is too much of a muchness. Tikhon Mollard’s smarmy reflection on the barren fig tree is too much, too. It applies to the OCA apparat, SVS, and to JP in particular. Expect nothing, though… Mollard will be his usual bovine self. I have to walk away from this shit for a while… Easter is coming up…

BMD

Addendum 03.20 EDT 19 April 2014:

One of the Cabineteers wrote:

One article says Brittain was defrocked last week, so I doubt the OCA will have any influence over him from here on out.

That may be so, but it doesn’t wipe out the past. Brittain dragged the OCA in the mud… and Peterson and Paffhausen enabled him to do it. Full stop.

BMD

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Saturday, 18 January 2014

Russian Neo-Nazi Homophobe Extremist Arrested in Cuba

00 No More Hate Crime. 18.09.13

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On Saturday, the MVD reported that Cuba arrested Maksim Martsinkevich, a Russian Neo-Nazi activist known for his violent campaign targeting alleged paedophiles, on an international arrest warrant. Cuba informed Russia of the affair through Interpol. More widely known under his nickname of Tesak, or “Machete”, a Russian court ordered Martsinkevich’s arrest last month on extremism charges.

According to Russian tabloid Life News, which has close links to security sources, during an 8 January interview, Martsinkevich said that Russia’s “peado-lobby” orchestrated the criminal charges against him, and that he didn’t intend to return to Russia. The RF SK said that it’s finalising the details of Martsinkevich’s extradition. In a 9 January post on his website, Martsinkevich wrote that he’d flown to Cuba from Kiev, via Frankfurt. In 2011, Martsinkevich founded the Occupy Paedophile vigilante group, which lured men to abusive encounters using false promises of sex with minors. They recorded the encounters and posted them online. Reports also said that the group targeted gay men, whom they subjected to similar abusive treatment. Martsinkevich has over 130,000 subscribers to his page on Russian social networking site Vkontakte where he posts information about himself and his political beliefs. The former leader of banned nationalist group Format 18, the authorities released Martsinkevich from prison in 2010 after he served a 3½-year sentence on incitement to hatred charges.

18 January 2014

RIA-Novosti

http://en.ria.ru/russia/20140118/186668847/Far-Right-Russian-Nationalist-Arrested-in-Cuba—Police.html

 

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Wednesday, 6 November 2013

Priest Linked to FK Zenit Wanted for Suspected Child Sex Abuse

00 Fr Gleb Grozovsky. 06.11.13

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On Wednesday, the SKP said that it suspects that an Orthodox priest with links to St Petersburg’s FK Zenit sexually abused two children during a holiday trip to a Greek island. Law enforcement officials said that they have put Fr Gleb Grozovsky on an international wanted list over allegations that he abused two underage girls at an Orthodox summer camp earlier this year. Grozovsky, 34, is suspected of abusing the two girls, aged 9 and 12, in June at a hotel on the grounds of the Philadelphia Orthodox Travel Club on the Greek island of Kos, as well as committing “a range of similar crimes in St Petersburg and Leningrad Oblast”.

On Wednesday, Grozovsky wrote on his page on the VKontakte social networking site, “… The accusations are fabricated and result from my social activism and firm civil stance”. He said that parents and children’s camp staff were present during the trip and had “seen everything with their own eyes”, adding that he’d been accompanied on the holiday by his family, including his four children. The Diocese of St Petersburg suspended Grozovsky pending the probe, meaning that he retains his clerical status, but he isn’t allowed to carry out any public duties.

The SKP noted that the clergyman, who formerly served a rural parish in Leningrad Oblast, was an adviser to FK Zenit’s general director. A spokesman for Zenit said that Grozovsky, who studied at one of the city’s specialised football schools, doesn’t hold any official office at the football club, but observed that some of the club’s players turned to the priest on an individual basis, saying, “We’ve known Gleb since 2007 and can give positive references”.

Last Friday, a court issued an arrest warrant for Grozovsky, who’s thought to be on a work-related trip to Israel. His defence appealed the ruling. The charges launched against the priest carry a maximum punishment of up to 20 years imprisonment. The accusations are a rare incidence of paedophilia-related cases involving Russian Orthodox clergy. On Wednesday, Fyodor Gorbunov, the mayor of the village where the priest formerly served said that he was “amazed” to hear about the allegations, and gave a positive assessment of Grozovsky’s work, telling RIA-Novosti, “Young people are drawn to him, and he’s a good organiser”.

6 November 2013

RIA-Novosti

http://en.ria.ru/russia/20131106/184548748/Russian-Orthodox-Priest-Wanted-Over-Child-Sex-Abuse-Allegations.html

Editor’s Note:

THIS is why the Mother Church is more honest. It has to operate in the full glare of scrutiny from the media and government. Here in the diaspora, the Church is small enough to “fall below the radar horizon”, which means that feral sorts such as Lyonyo, Paffso, Potapov, Dreher, Royster, Bobby K, Ray Velencia, and Erickson get away (and got away) with murder. Trust me, had the Iliff affair (click here and here) happened in Russia, they wouldn’t have buried it. To put it bluntly, it’d sell MK millions of copies, and that’s why the media covers stories… to get audiences for their paid adverts. The Church moved quickly after MK broke the story of the sex abuse scandal in the Vladimir Diocese. Watch for similar fast action here… if for no other reason than to scotch the flames. Grozovsky smells like a goner to me…

BMD

 

Thursday, 4 July 2013

4 July 2013. Storheim Reportedly Offered New Plea Deal… Told He Turned It Down

01 the judge

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I got this from one of the Cabinet:

Archbishop Seraphim offered another deal… plead guilty and accept House Arrest in a monastery, but he refused it. NOW, when he’s found guilty, he could get 25 years to life… the arrogance is breathtaking.

No confirmation, but I’ll say this… it sounds “right” and it sounds like other cases Canadian courts tried in the past. Actually, the Canadian justice system is doing its best to close this case up so that the OCA can heal. But NO! Some schmidiot refuses to deal… it smells like Lyonyo. He’s gotten away with it before, and he thinks that there’ll be another deus ex machinaMiracle of the House of Brandenburg” to save the OCA’s bacon yet again.

The OCA will pay dearly for this, and Mollard‘s bovine passivity won’t help. Lyonyo’s luck just ran out, I think…

BMD

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