One did it to another to another, and the corruption of sex among the Franciscans metastasized over generations at St. Anthony's Seminary. Monday we revisit the Sexual Autobiography of Robert Van Handel, his sexual confusion as a teenage seminary student as we pick up where we left off on the Santa Barbara Story.
In Monday's edition we will show how a Friar showed the young Van Handel a cool way a priest can have sex and still be celibate, by pretending to do medical exams.
Here is where we have written on the medical exams earlier:
Thursday, January 28, 2010
Preview: Molestation MO passed from generation to generation in seminary
Father Robert Van Handel perpetrated "medical exams" of teenage boys at St. Anthony's Seminary in Santa Barbara in the 1970s. Young seminary student Robert Van Handel was on the receiving end of a very similar exam in about 1962. Molestatio MO's passed from one generation of priests to another at the Santa Barbara boys high school, that blessedly closed June 1987... Here is story of Van Handel's crime:
Tuesday, December 01, 2009
The Franciscan grabbed the freshman by the testicles and instructed the boy to cough as if it were a hernia exam. Just another day of Seminary Life.
Franciscan friars with no medical training tested boys for "undescended testacles" at St. Anthony's high school seminary in the 1960s and '70s, as revealed in a new lawsuit filed in Santa Barbara last month and reported here in Part 4 of the Santa Barbara Story November 2009 here at City of Angels..
We have also written a bit before about Fr. Robert Van Handel and his Sexual Autobiography, so for more background:
Friday, January 29, 2010
The Pedophile Mind: In panic as his conviction for child molestation approached, the priest poured out his sexual history to give the Court
.(Part 2: More from Sexual Autobiography of Franciscan Pedophile Priest, Robert Van Handel, actual Santa Barbara Story Part 8, Part 2)Has anyone anywhere ever paid this much attention to the crime victims?
Friday, January 29, 2010
A Pedophile Mind: As sentencing approaches, priest pours out sexual history hoping for probation, gets notoriety instead
.By Kay Ebeling
City of Angels in Santa Barbara
Fr. Van Handel felt he was “a failure with nothing to live for” soon after news broke that he molested choir boys, his therapist said. Facing justice, the pedophile priest wrote out a history of his sex life and gave it to the Court while requesting probation, answering questions about what is wrong inside the Church, inadvertently, and the role of priests that led to this nationwide epidemic of pedophilia...
And at headline below we scanned in some pages from his tight single spaced sexual autobiography:
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
Predator Franciscan describes years he ran Santa Barbara Boys Choir, 'A constant supply of attractive little boys' (5 pages scanned here)
By Kay Ebeling
While reading through his Probation Report, we scanned five pages from Sexual Autobiography of Robert Van Handel Pedophile Franciscan and posted them here, for our readers to click enlarge and read, as a preview of upcoming stories. These tight single-space typed memories cover the time Van Handel was Director of Santa Barbara Boys Choir, which, he writes "was clearly my choir, and the fulfillment of one of my fondest dreams.“Now I understand that it was also a constant supply of attractive little boys.” On these pages Van Handel talks his way through years of serial felonies.
From Megan's Law Website:
Last Known Address:
15705 HWY 9,
County: SANTA CRUZ
Zip Code: 95006
Date of Birth: 04-02-1947
Eye Color: GREEN
Hair Color: GRAY
Offense: Code 288(a)
LEWD OR LASCIVIOUS ACTS WITH CHILD UNDER 14 YEARS
We Googled to see a satellite view.
Looks like Van Handel is living about 30 miles northeast of Santa Cruz, deep in the lush green rolling hills between San Jose and the Pacific Ocean.