Denis Lyons, Notorious Pedo-Priest, Pleads Guilty to Molesting Boy
Everyone on Earth knew that Denis Lyons was a boy-molester and called him that--everyone except the Diocese of Orange. Oh, Bishop Tod D. Brown knew about Lyons' predilections--he even removed him from St. Edward the Confessor in Dana Point, a veritable Club Pedo over the years--but being the coward that he is, Brownie always couched any criticism of Lyons with "allegedly." Lyons "allegedly was a pedophile, even though the Orange diocese settled more than a few lawsuits against him for millions. Lyons "allegedly" molested, even though the Orange County district attorney's office charged him back in 2002. "There's no conviction," would say the apologists and Orange diocese flak, desperately trying to cover themselves with the law, a law they only seek for themselves.
Can't do it anymore, pendejos: Lyons pleaded guilty today to molesting a boy in the 1990s.
Lyons admitted to four felony counts of lewd conduct with a child younger than 14, but is only going to get a year in the county jail--pathetic, but that's a blog post for another time. In the meanwhile, this only shows again the lengths to which the Orange diocese apologized, defended, and covered up for their pedo-priests over the years--heckuva job, Brownie!
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