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Details emerge about Bishop Zubik’s accuser

Catholic World News - October 06, 2011

The man who has accused Bishop David Zubik of sexually abusing him in the 1980s has the same name, age, and residence as a man convicted of DUI, theft, burglary, and public drunkenness, according to a Pittsburgh Post-Gazette search of criminal records. In 2004, that man also pled guilty to indecent exposure.

“In my opinion there is no basis of law or fact to substantiate the allegations,” said the local district attorney, who called the accusations against Bishop Zubik “offensive.”

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  • Posted by: Baseballbuddy - Oct. 07, 2011 9:07 AM ET USA

    This is very disconcerting especially since molested persons tend to "act out" their guilt and anger in anti-social ways. This is not to excuse the accuser's crimes but they could be symptoms of his molestation. It is really not right to expose the accuser's crimes as proof that he is lying. Hopefully, this will be resolved in a dignified manner, not on the blog sites.

  • Posted by: - Oct. 06, 2011 2:03 PM ET USA

    Many thanks to the Pittburg Post-Gazette for risking its standing among its media peers in order to dig this stuff up. The jaws of a trial lawyer may snap empty.

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