Rudy and the Pedophile Priest
The story of Rudy Giuliani’s support for an accused child molester has been floating around for some time, and now it is beginning to gain traction. This is from an AP piece posted on the right-wing Newsmax:
Advocates for victims of abuse by Catholic clergy on Friday urged presidential candidate Rudy Giuliani to fire a priest who was suspended from the church and then hired by the ex-mayor’s security consulting business. A spokeswoman for Giuliani said the firm had no plans to fire Monsignor Alan Placa.
Placa, a childhood friend of Giuliani’s, has defended himself for years over allegations in a 2003 Suffolk County grand jury report that detailed decades-old abuses by priests in the Diocese of Rockville Centre, N.Y.
Salon has more on Rudy and Placa.