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Priest kept child porn as ‘revenge’ on God for poker losses

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http://www.seattletimes.com/nation-world/priest-kept-child-porn-as-revenge-on-god-for-poker-losses/

HONESDALE, Pa. (AP) — A New Jersey priest says he was trying to get revenge on God for poker losses when he collected computerized child pornography at his weekend home in Pennsylvania, according to his attorney and court records.

The Rev. Kevin Gugliotta was sentenced Thursday to 11½ to 23½ months in the Wayne County jail, receiving credit for 10 months he’s already served. He pleaded guilty in March to a single count of disseminating child pornography after prosecutors dropped dozens of other charges that he possessed and distributed child porn.

Pretrial records show the 55-year-old Gugliotta told probation officers he felt God was attacking him when he lost poker tournaments and games, and got “revenge” by collecting the porn.

“That was his reason,” defense attorney James Swetz said. “He’s not happy that’s how he felt, as the judge indicated. There are other ways to handle issues and handle anger.”

Jim Goodness, director of communications for the Archdiocese of Newark, said Gugliotta has been removed from public ministry since church officials learned of the investigation in September.

Additional discipline, including possible removal from the priesthood, is possible “now that the process in the courts have been completed,” Goodness said. “We’ve also kept Rome abreast of the situation.”

The Monroe County, Pennsylvania district attorney’s office last August was investigating child pornography and determined some had been uploaded to a computer at Gugliotta’s weekend home in Gouldsboro. The tiny Pennsylvania hamlet is about 90 miles west of Holy Spirit Church, where he served as parochial vicar in Union, New Jersey.

Monroe County authorities alerted those in Wayne County, who tried to search the Gouldsboro home in September. But authorities couldn’t find Gugliotta at home and couldn’t lure him there using a ruse so they could search the computer before he had a chance to destroy the evidence.

Wayne County authorities wound up tracking down the priest at the New Jersey church where they interviewed him and found his laptop computer in the church rectory.

Gugliotta had previously been suspended from ministry in 2003 for allegedly molesting a teenage boy in the 1980s. But because the incident occurred when he was still a layman and before he entered the priesthood, the Archdiocese of Newark ruled he could not be punished and quietly reinstated him in 2004.

He went on to have a long career in the priesthood, including ministering to youth groups.
 

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I've heard some silly excuses for people collecting CP ('it was just research for a book I was writing!') but that's a new one to me.

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Gugliotta had previously been suspended from ministry in 2003 for allegedly molesting a teenage boy in the 1980s. But because the incident occurred when he was still a layman and before he entered the priesthood, the Archdiocese of Newark ruled he could not be punished and quietly reinstated him in 2004.

He went on to have a long career in the priesthood, including ministering to youth groups.
WTF. Come on Catholic Church.
 

lucebuce12

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That's..... an excuse.

It's not a good one, it's fucking horrible. Probably isn't even true.

but it's an excuse.
 

jrush64

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WTH.
 

plagiarize

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Damn you God!

To spite you, I shall help create a financial incentive for abusing children.

TAKE THAT GOD.
 

Kinitari

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So what, he's just like 'fuck God! Dude keeps giving me off suit 3s and 9s. I need to get back at him, but how?! Hmmmm, I know! I'll suffer through child porn because I know how much that gets his goat!'

Like... Fuck off, no one is going to look at child porn to get back at God. Nobody who isn't already looking for a flimsy ass excuse to.
 

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Why would God help him win poker tournaments and games when gambling is a sin? Fucking dumbass hypocrite. I hate it when people uses religion to further their own shady agenda
 

Greedings

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I'll rape children, that'll teach god for making me lose money in gambling.


Isn't gambling forbidden in christianity anyway?
 

Ratrat

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Well, priests continue to ruin the reputation of the church. His revenge is effective.
 

RumbleHumble

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Fuck this guy and fuck his diocese for keeping it under the rug. Dude shouldn't be priest of nothing with that shit on his hard drive.
 

Soapbox Killer

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Some of these Priest as a serious disservice to religion in general and Christians specifically.

Damn Shame
 

Phoenix944

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So that's how it work huh?

Guess I'm gonna steal some stuff because God let me down when I fell off the stairs when I was 12.

It's payback time dude
 

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As others have said it's certainly a "new excuse" in the list of paedophilia excuses that if all written out would probably be longer than the Bible itself.
 

mclem

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1. Directly or indirectly support the perpetration of one of the foulest acts of humanity against the most innocent.
2. ?????
3. Revenge against God!
 

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I've heard some silly excuses for people collecting CP ('it was just research for a book I was writing!') but that's a new one to me.

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WTF. Come on Catholic Church.

What is terrifying is that sounds almost exactly like a thread on Police departments reinstating 80% of the cops they fire for misconduct due to police run arbitration courts.

Also, why did he only get 2 years for possessing child porn? That seems like misdemeanor levels of punishment compared to what the fuck it should be.
 

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Wouldn't it have been easier to say, "fuck you, God" or just covet someone's new car if you wanted to piss God off? Dude's got very clear rules about those.
 

Nivash

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"Taking revenge" on God for Him punishing you for committing a sin by sinning even harder doesn't even make sense from a theological standpoint. What was he trying to do exactly, somehow embarrass God in front of... God himself, somehow? Is this reverse theology, like reverse psychology on a cosmic plane?