Fuck you, Padre.
Ordained in 1977 (the year my brother–the fourth victim of the OCCK murders–was abducted, tortured, raped and murdered), Father Timothy Murray was recently sentenced to 188 months in prison on child porn charges. Like most of these cases, there were also incidents of fondling and no doubt much worse, which were never considered by the sentencing judge. His attorney argued his client should be sent to the Big House for five years. Oh yeah. So that at age 68, with the little blue pill, this fuck could abuse kids for another decade or more. Thankfully the judge went heavy on the sentence. Jesus. Pun intended.
Ok, here is this fuck’s history:
Murray, who was ordained in 1977, served as associate pastor at St. Dorothy Parish in Warren from 1977-1980 and St. Veronica Parish in East Detroit from 1980-1982. He was co-pastor at St. Linus Parish in Dearborn Heights from 1982-1988 before becoming pastor of St. Raphael Parish in Garden City. Between 1991 and 2000 he was pastor of St. Martin de Porres Parish in Warren, and he became pastor of St. Edith Parish in Livonia in 2000, where he served until his leave of absence was implemented.
From the news article:
“Murray acknowledged the sexual contact, apologized, and promised never to repeat it. But he did,” the court filing, written by attorneys from the office of U.S. Attorney Barbara McQuade, states.
“Not long after the first incident of abuse, Murray again fondled (the victim).”
By the time the archdiocese learned of the abuse, charges could not be filed due to the statute of limitations.
Murray “acknowledged his crimes” against the victim during a post-arrest interview in the child pornography case, officials said.
Despite being placed on administrative leave, Murray was still a Catholic priest as of the U.S. Attorney’s Office’s Nov. 25 court filing. He was receiving at least partial health care coverage from the church. “Murray, in other words, suffered virtually no repercussions for the crime that devastated (the victim) and his family,” the filing stated.
In recommending a 22-year prison sentence, the U.S. Attorney’s Office argued that, had Murray been convicted of sexually assaulting the victim, he would be facing a minimum 15-year sentence.
McQuade’s office issued a press release about the sentencing.
“The hands-on sexual abuse that led to (Murray’s) removal from public ministry by the Catholic church had long-lasting effects on the defendant’s prior victim,” McQuade stated.
“Similarly, the victims depicted in his extensive collection of child pornography suffered greatly not only at the hands of their abusers, but by those, like the defendant, who collect and continue to view the permanent depictions of their abuse.”
Murray had a collection of 685 videos and 472 still images stored on seven computers.
Murray used a peer-to-peer sharing network, meaning anyone on the network “could indiscriminately download from Murray’s significant collection,” the U.S. Attorney’s court filing stated.
“This substantial collection included images of children in bondage, children under 12 years of age, and children engaged in sex acts with adults.”
Marlon Miller, special agent in charge of Department of Homeland Security Investigations in Detroit, also made a statement.
“For a former priest to engage in the depraved activity for which he is being sentenced is reprehensible,” Miller stated.
“Today’s sentencing will hopefully bring a measure of closure to those affected by his actions. Cases like these serve to strengthen (our) resolve to aggressively pursue child predators.”
Compare this to the recent press coverage of priest sexual abuse revelations in the Chicago Diocese: http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/religion/jan-june14/abuse_01-21.html
Fuck you Fr. Murray. Fuck you and the priest collar you hid behind and used to abuse kids. You were in the hood where all this sickness was going on back when the OCCK crimes were happening with impunity and you continued, under the imprimatur of your employer, the Catholic Church FOR DECADES. You should not only rot in prison, the Detroit and Suburban Dioceses should be writing GIGANTIC checks to the victims of your crimes.
Your attorney argued for a five-year sentence for you? I sure as hell hope he doesn’t have kids. If he does, I hope he has five years of sleepless nights for making that argument. I bet he wishes he had a better place in his law school class so he didn’t have to represent people like you. Your photo says it all. I can only imagine the life sentence imposed on your victims. Maybe your God will make you think about that for the next 16 years. It only seems fair.