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THEIST_WATCH Msg : 148 Written : 10/27/94 06:09pm From : ROBIN MURRAY-O'HAIR Status : To : ALL Subj : Another Australian Sex Trial MORE AUSTRALIAN CATHOLIC SEX SCANDAL The latest in a series of Australian scandals over child molestation by Roman Catholic priests and teachers came to court on Wednesday, October 26. In Geelong, Victoria, a magistrate ordered Alan Edward Swingler, a former Catholic school teacher, to face trial on twelve charges of sexual offenses. The 53-year- old is charged with 8 counts of unlawful and indecent assault, 3 charges of gross indecency, and one charge of "buggery." The offense took place against four males between 1968 and 1979 while Swingler taught at St. Joseph's Christian Brothers College, Newtown, Geelong. Source: Australian Associated Press --Robin Murray-O'Hair, Sysop, American Atheists Online * WCE 2.0/2394 * American Atheists Online at 512-302-0223 THEIST_WATCH Msg : 160 Written : 10/30/94 04:32pm From : ROBIN MURRAY-O'HAIR Status : To : ALL Subj : Accused Priest Resigns ANOTHER PRIEST ACCUSED OF SEX ABUSE RESIGNS Ellis Harsham, the former head of the Catholic campus ministry at Wright State University, resigned from the priesthood on Friday, October 14. Harsham was named in a $10 million suit filed last year by Steven Cook. The suit contended that Harsham and Cardinal Joseph Bernardin repeatedly engaged in sexual acts with Cook, then a student. In February, Bernardin was dropped from the suit, which was later settled out of court. Source: Reuter News Service * WCE 2.0/2394 * American Atheists, P O Box 2117, Austin, TX 78768 *********************************************************************** * * * American Atheists website: http://www.atheists.org * * PO Box 140195 FTP: ftp://ftp.atheists.org * * Austin, TX 78714-0195 * * Voice: (512) 458-1244 Dial-THE-ATHEIST: * * FAX: (512) 467-9525 (512) 458-5731 * * * * Atheist Viewpoint TV: avtv@atheists.org * * Info on American Atheists: info@atheists.org, * * & American Atheist Press include your name and mailing address * * AANEWS -Free subscription: aanews-request@listserv.atheists.org * * and put "info aanews" in message body * * * * This text may be freely downloaded, reprinted, and/other * * otherwise redistributed, provided appropriate point of * * origin credit is given to American Atheists. * * * ***********************************************************************

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