“Negligent” Child Seduced? | thebereancall.org

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The Atlantic 5/02: Incredibly, lawyers for the Archdiocese of Boston are arguing that a six-year-old child was “negligent” in allowing himself to be raped by Father Paul Shanley, the advocate of man-boy love whom Cardinal Bernard Law knowingly protected--and that the boy’s parents, who were unaware of Shanley’s predations, were negligent as well. Legal and psychological experts, quoted by The Boston Globe, branded the negligence defense as a legal absurdity and public-relations calamity.