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Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Catholic Priest Sex Crimes spur NY crack addict to rob churches

(From today's NY Daily News:)

The crack-addled burglar accused of robbing nearly a dozen Bronx churches says he broke into the poor box as revenge for the child sex scandal that has rocked the Catholic Church.

"I am angry at the church for molesting children," Nathaniel Linden, 51, told cops who caught him robbing St. Philip Neri Church on the Grand Concourse Sunday.

"That's why I started going after churches. Idon't case them out," he said. "I just walk by and get angry."

Linden waxed theological with detectives looking to link him to other church robberies, according to court papers filed in the Bronx.

"How could (God) let this happen?" he said of the sex abuse scandal that has drawn an extraordinary series of apologies from Pope Benedict. "How can there be a God?"

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