At least they caught the guy. Former Catholic priest Robert “Bob” Poandl, who worked, at one time, at the Holy Cross Church in Pembroke, Georgia, has been sentenced to seven and a half years for transporting a 10-year old boy across state lines to Spencer, West Virginia for the purposes of sexual molestation.
Poandl, who worked in the Savannah area from 2007-2009 and again from 2010-2012, was finally convicted of the sexual assault, which took place in 1991. He could have been sentenced to up to ten years in prison but he now has cancer and the judge decided to let him serve his sentence in a hospital where he is not expected to survive to see the end of his imprisonment. It’s really a shame that there’s no hell for people like this to go to.
Rev. Chet Artysiewicz, head of the Glenmay Home Missioners, based in Cincinnati, the order to which Poandl belonged, said “I respect and accept the decision of the 12 jurors. … Sexual abuse is a heinous crime. … While the jury has rendered its verdict, I realize this does not mark the end of the pain involved in this situation. Today, more than ever, I pray that God’s love and compassion will lead to healing for all involved, especially the victim and his family.” Well maybe you ought to stop thinking that God will fix things and just stop employing pedophiles in the first place!
Of course, Poandl claims he is innocent, he says he is repulsed by the thought of pedophilia and will pray for all the priests wrongly accused. Like so many other pedophile priests, he really thinks he did nothing wrong and isn’t sorry at all for his actions. He’s a man of God, he gets special perks, I guess, and one of those perks is screwing little kids.
Fuck you, Reverend Poandl. Fuck you.
So here we go again, yet another case of a Catholic priest with his dick in the kid, completely without remorse for his actions. I bet his parishioners are standing up for him too. Off you go to Horror Show Sunday.