This is a story about Alaska. The Roman Catholic Church in Alaska. About Father James Poole, a pedophile priest and, according to some sources, a serial child rapist. James Poole is not in jail today because of the statute of limitations. He is being cared for "in a Jesuit community under an approved safety plan that includes 24-hour supervision."
Yes, he's still a priest. The Roman church is still taking care of him, and hiding him from public view. One of his victims claims the church is hiding him so he doesn't tell the deadly secrets of the Roman Church's chicanery in Alaska.
According to the stranger.com, out of Seattle, "Father James Poole's story is not an isolated case in Alaska." There has been, say some Alaska natives, "a widespread conspiracy to dump pedophile priests in isolated Native villages where they could abuse children off the radar.
"They did it because there was no money there, no power, no police," said one victim. "It was a pedophile's paradies.
The Alaska Newsreader provides this insight:
"Why did the church keep sending abuse priests, who had come to be such a major liability, back into ministry? 'It's all about keeping the stores open, keeping the revenue rolling,' a former priest working with a plaintiffs' lawyer says. The Alaska provinces in particular, he says, were a source of revenue - not from the Native population living there, but from parishioners in the Lower 48 who were encouraged to donate for the Native ministry up north. 'You could raise thousands to fund a mission that cost very little to run,' he says. 'The profit margin is huge.'"
This is an awful, ugly story. You can read all the dirty details here. It's a long article, but worth the read.