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Priest accused of killing nun, male survivors, Rumsfeld sued

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    scroll Priest accused of killing nun failed polygraph 2/28/05 Father Gerald Robinson, accused of strangling and stabbing to death an elderly nun in 1980,
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      Priest accused of killing nun failed polygraph 2/28/05 "Father Gerald
      Robinson, accused of strangling and stabbing to death an elderly nun in 1980,
      "failed" a first of two polygraph tests in the weeks after Sister Margaret Ann
      Pahl's body was found, according to documents released this morning. A second test
      was administered later, and police said results were inconclusive or "of
      marginal utility for diagnostic purposes," according to the documents released
      today in Lucas County Common Pleas Court. Asked about the polygraph results,
      Father Robinson's attorney, Alan Konop, said only "that's not true.""
      http://www.toledoblade.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20050228/DEVELOPINGNEWS/50228011

      Priest failed 1st lie detector test, documents say; other test was
      inconclusive by Robin Erb - Blade Staff Writer "Homicide detectives believed that
      officials at the Toledo Catholic Diocese intentionally misled them during their
      investigation into the slaying of Sister Margaret Ann Pahl last year, according to
      court documents unsealed yesterday.The records show that during unprecedented
      police searches of the downtown church headquarters, investigators said they
      were looking for evidence of "obstructing justice," in their search for
      "secret files" that might lead to information about murder suspect and longtime
      cleric Father Gerald Robinson. Police said they obtained 148 documents when they
      searched the diocese on Sept. 15 armed with a judge's order - documents the
      diocese had failed to turn over to them on an earlier request."
      http://www.toledoblade.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20050301/NEWS03/503010354

      A Conversation With Richard Gartner Beyond Betrayal: Men Cope With Being the
      Victims by Claudia Dreifus 3/1/05 "For the past 25 years, Dr. Richard B.
      Gartner, a faculty member at the William Alanson White Institute in Manhattan,
      has been developing therapies and treating men who suffered sexual abuse during
      childhood. With a new book about to be released by John Wiley & Sons, "Beyond
      Betrayal: Taking Charge of Your Life After Boyhood Sexual Abuse," Dr. Gartner,
      58, sat in a Chelsea kitchen on a recent Saturday morning and spoke about the
      experiences that drew him to this work. Dr. Gartner is a past president of
      MaleSurvivor: The National Organization Against Male Sexual Victimization, a
      support network devoted to "overcoming sexual victimization of boys and men." "If
      you read the professional literature, the research supports the idea that
      somewhere between 1 in 6 or 1 in 10 males have, by the age of 16, experienced
      some explicit unwanted sexual contact from an adult or an older child....For
      females, the literature says 1 in 3 admit to unwanted childhood sexual contact.
      Girls tend to be more frequently victimized by family members, often by their
      fathers. But plenty of boys are molested by fathers and stepfathers."
      http://www.nytimes.com/2005/03/01/health/psychology/01conv.html?oref=login

      http://www.truthout.org/docs_2005/030105A.shtml
      Rumsfeld Sued over Prisoner Abuse    CBS News
          Tuesday 01 March 2005
      A number of other lawsuits also are pending against Rumsfeld, military
      commanders and civilian contractors in the Abu Ghraib abuse scandal.     Two human
      rights groups filed a lawsuit Tuesday against Defense Secretary Donald H.
      Rumsfeld on behalf of eight men allegedly tortured by U.S. forces in Iraq and
      Afghanistan.    "Rumsfeld bears direct responsibility" because he "personally
      signed off" on policies guiding prisoner treatment, said American Civil Liberties
      Union Executive Director Anthony Romero.    A number of other lawsuits also are
      pending against Rumsfeld, military commanders and civilian contractors in the
      abuse scandal, which broke last spring with the disclosure of photographs
      showing American military men and women abusing prisoners at Iraq's Abu Ghraib
      prison.



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