Glad to see the Los Angeles Times follow up earlier this week on the Mater Dei High girl-diddling basketball coach scandal we wrote about in April. Yesterday, a judge ruled attorney John Manly can interrogate anyone he damn wants for the civil trial. Might one of those people be Orange County Treasurer candidate Patrick Desmond? According to Desmond's ballot statement (which we have on our desk but, since we don't know how to scan you'll have to see here), the man was CFO for Mater Dei for a short time during the 1990s, a time when the high school was hopping with teacher-perverts. If there were any secret financial payouts to sex-abuse victims during that time--and that's the Orange diocese's favorite type of pay-out--Desmond would've known.
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