Skip to comments.Priest Removed From Ministry Due To Sex Abuse Allegations Now Works At PHL
Posted on 05/25/2012 12:49:20 PM PDT by JohnKinAK
The CBS 3 I-Team has learned that a Catholic priest who was removed from the ministry over sex abuse allegations now holds a sensitive security post at Philadelphia International Airport.
The security checkpoint between Terminals D and E is a busy place where thousands of people including lots of kids pass through every day. But you might not believe who the I-Team observed working as a TSA supervisor at that checkpoint this week: Thomas Harkins.
Until 2002, Harkins was a Catholic priest working at churches across South Jersey. But the Diocese of Camden removed him from ministry because it found he sexually abused two young girls. Now, in a new lawsuit, a third woman is claiming she also is one of Harkins victims.
The I-Team asked Harkins about the suit as he was leaving his shift at the airport.
I have nothing to say, was Harkins reply.
The new lawsuit, filed in federal court against the Camden Diocese says quite a bit. It accuses Harkins of sexually abusing an 11-year-old girl 10 to 15 times in 1980 and 1981. The lawsuit, filed on behalf of the alleged victim, claims the abuse occurred while Harkins was a priest at Saint Anthony of Padua parish in Hammonton, NJ, with one assault even occurring in Harkins bedroom at the rectory.
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of course . . .
BTW, just for perspective... the place where you will find most cases of child abuse and molestation is NOT the Roman Catholic Church.
You will find it in our PUBLIC SCHOOLS.
The incessant campaign by the Media against the Catholic Church is irrefutable. Papers blithely ignore evidence of abuse happening in other institutions today right under its nose.
With evidence of abuse and cover-ups in our Public Schools, the mainstream media would rather recycle years-old allegations of abuse in the Catholic Church. Why?
Think the Catholic Church has a problem? The physical sexual abuse of students in schools is likely more than 100 times the abuse by priests.
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So, how many of those working at the TSA are ex-public school workers who might have been dismissed due to child abuse? Anybody care to ask?
This isn’t news that TSA hires sex perverts.
I notifed Rep. Peter King’s office of this story earlier today.
Lovely. The gubmint now forces Americans to allow their children to be felt up by child molesters before they can get on a plane. The Declaration of Independence tells us what to do in times such as this.
The left insisted that the Boy Scouts should admit gay leaders and members, but then turn around and sued the scouts when one of these homosexuals molests a boy.
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