The Greek Orthodox priest who was allowed to return to his flock despite admitting to “inappropriate” contact with two women casually waved off the charges as he left services at his Brooklyn church Sunday. “I’m happy I’m back in my church, and I never bothered them,” the Rev. Gerasimos Makris said outside his Holy Cross […]
Two Long Island nuns have become defiant “#ChurchToo” activists, posting public messages to end abuse in “faith communities” at the same time their convent supervisor, a priest accused of sexual misconduct, was allowed to return to his Brooklyn church. The Greek Orthodox sisters, shown in their habits, began their Instagram and Facebook campaigns in October […]
They were dubbed the “Bored Group” — nine online predators who targeted vulnerable teenage girls on the Internet, manipulating them into performing sex acts online and even convincing some to cut themselves while they watched. For five years, they pretended to be teenage boys. But on Wednesday, the grown men who lurked behind the computer screens came face to […]
A Russian Orthodox priest, who sexually abused boys under the age of 14, has been sentenced to 17 years behind bars. While the priest was convicted of 46 rape counts, he was accused of molesting children nearly 90 times. The rogue hieromonk Meletiy, Andrey Tkachenko, has served as the director of an Orthodox gymnasium in […]
An Orthodox priest in Far East Russia has reportedly been sentenced to 17 years in maximum-security prison for sexual violence against children. Hieromonk Meletyi, whose secular name is Andrei Tkachenko, was detained in the republic of Sakha in June 2017 on suspicion of committing acts of sexual violence against two minors. Later news reports cited […]
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A former Ukrainian Orthodox priest was charged this week with stealing more than $330,000 from one of his trusting parishioners, a 96-year-old Nazi prison camp survivor who has dementia. Nicholas Chervyatiuk, 57, faces felony charges of theft and financial exploitation of an elderly person with a disability on allegations he drained the savings of Nelly […]