John C. Manly--arguably California's best dirty priest hunter--scored another courthouse victory last week in Stockton when a jury sided with the Newport Beach lawyer's civil case against a priest who raped an alter boy 20 years ago.
Indeed, Kelly refuses to concede the illegal sexual conduct and, until the verdict, had the firm backing of church officials.
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But Manly told the Bee that it's not surprising that people would like and defending offending priests.
"Pedophiles are nice people," he said in perhaps the best quote of the year. "That's how they get access to kids."