This priest was sentenced to seven years in prison this week after pleading guilty to raping a 10-year-old altar boy 30 years ago. Had he gone to trial, he could have received up to a 99-year sentence. And of course, there were other victims.
I don’t know what prosecutors and judges are thinking in these pedophelia sex crime cases. This priest will be 66 in 7 years. These particular sex criminals never age out, never stop hunting for young victims. Never.
Seven years for raping a kid? I just don’t get it. The priest reportedly stood emotionless as his victim, now in his 40’s, addressed him. Emotionless is what you will get as your God hands down your real sentence, padre.
Read this “Christopher Busch file” from the Oakland County prosecutor files concerning the proceedings against Busch in Genesee County. If you read the FOIA documents I have previously posted over the years, you have read this distressing and revolting transcript before.
Of course everyone, even prolific pedophiles, is entitled to a defense. Attorney Burgess pronounces to the court that in her whole 10 years of practice to that point, she has never seen any client “so amply demonstrate his eligibility for probation as in this case,” even though he was arrested three times over the course of five days for raping boys in three different counties. That Busch got probation–AGAIN–was not due to any special attorney superpowers on the part of Burgess, as I think anyone remotely familiar with the underbelly of this case would agree.
Interesting that somebody at Oakland County was not only interested in the Genesee County proceedings–enough to obtain these copies, but also did a little research on Flint attorney Carl Leiter, Burgess’s “co-counsel” in this matter, as reflected in this little file.