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#400849 - 06/19/12 06:40 AM Victim on Trial for Attacking Priest Who Raped Him
pluckmemory Offline


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http://www.mercurynews.com/los-gatos/ci_20866793/sex-abuse-victim-charged-attack-priest-los-gatos

Father Jerold Lindner always pitched his tent far from everyone else on religious camping trips in the Santa Cruz Mountains. That way, his accusers later said, no one could hear his young victims whimper.

But more than 30 years later, one of those accusers is striking back -- in a rare way chosen by only one of the 16,000 Americans who are known to have been sexually molested by Catholic clerics. Will Lynch, who says he was raped by the man he knew as Father Jerry on a camping trip in the mid-1970s, is accused of beating up the priest -- and he is now using his own assault trial to try the cleric in the court of public opinion.



Edited by pluckmemory (06/19/12 06:41 AM)

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#400904 - 06/19/12 05:51 PM Re: Victim on Trial for Attacking Priest Who Raped Him [Re: pluckmemory]
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When it becomes impossible to have justice and law at the same time, I choose justice over law.
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#400931 - 06/19/12 09:40 PM Re: Victim on Trial for Attacking Priest Who Raped Him [Re: pluckmemory]
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Here,here, Mr. Edd!!
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#400996 - 06/20/12 06:59 AM Re: Victim on Trial for Attacking Priest Who Raped Him [Re: pluckmemory]
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You can follow Mercury News reporter Tracey Kaplan's blow by blow account of the Lynch/Lindner trial today at her Twitter account: https://twitter.com/#!/merccourts

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#401010 - 06/20/12 08:48 AM Re: Victim on Trial for Attacking Priest Who Raped Him [Re: pluckmemory]
pluckmemory Offline


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Facebook page for William Lynch legal defense fund:

https://www.facebook.com/williamlynchlegaldefensefund

And here's the website for the legal defense fund: http://www.williamlynchlegaldefensefund.com/

Mark Geragos's firm is representing Lynch. There's been a ton of publicity about this case in the last couple of days.


Edited by pluckmemory (06/20/12 08:49 AM)

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#401059 - 06/20/12 04:55 PM Re: Victim on Trial for Attacking Priest Who Raped Him [Re: pluckmemory]
pluckmemory Offline


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A grand jury in Texas has just decided NOT TO CHARGE the man who killed the man who was sexually abusing his daughter.

http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/lookout/father-daughter-attacker-beat-death-texas-151942957.html

So why is Will Lynch on trial in California?

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#401179 - 06/21/12 02:11 PM Re: Victim on Trial for Attacking Priest Who Raped Him [Re: pluckmemory]
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New development: the judge sent the jury home until Monday with no explanation. The prosecutors are looking distressed. The Mercury news hypothesizes that because Father Lindner lied on the stand yesterday, Lynch's lawyers may have filed a motion to dismiss because he perjured himself.

http://www.mercurynews.com/lynch/ci_20908661/judge-priest-beating-case-sends-jury-home-week-lynch

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#401194 - 06/21/12 04:18 PM Re: Victim on Trial for Attacking Priest Who Raped Him [Re: pluckmemory]
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One of Lindner's victims screams "Rapist" at him in the courthouse as he passes by causing a huge commotion. Lindner's niece, whom he also molested was also at court today:

http://losgatos.patch.com/articles/los-gatos-priest-confronted-outside-courtroom

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#401232 - 06/21/12 09:47 PM Re: Victim on Trial for Attacking Priest Who Raped Him [Re: MrEdd]
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Originally Posted By: MrEdd
When it becomes impossible to have justice and law at the same time, I choose justice over law.


The rule of law is admissable evidence, only. That leaves no room for that thing called justice.

Give that kid a medal!


Edited by phoenix321 (06/21/12 09:47 PM)
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#401323 - 06/22/12 07:57 PM Re: Victim on Trial for Attacking Priest Who Raped Him [Re: pluckmemory]
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#402197 - 06/30/12 08:54 AM Re: Victim on Trial for Attacking Priest Who Raped Him [Re: pluckmemory]
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Will Lynch - on trial for assaulting priest who raped him when he was seven- testifies about the abuse yesterday. Graphic testimony:

http://losgatos.patch.com/articles/william-lynch

Lynch is a hero. The DA wanted him to enter into a plea deal but he refused. He wanted the chance to face his abuser in the courtroom. By being able to tell his own story to a jury, Lynch says he has gained peace and strength.

I hope the publicity will encourage other victims of Lindner to come forward. I am hoping that some are within the statute of limitations for a criminal case

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#402201 - 06/30/12 09:44 AM Re: Victim on Trial for Attacking Priest Who Raped Him [Re: pluckmemory]
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I am grappling with confronting my abuser. Thoughts run through my head in my dreams but I never get closer than sitting in my car outside his home. But my T warns if I go, do not go alone. The emotions may be high and distraughtful as to create a dissociative state and what happens could put me at risk. I understand Will's feelings, the bastard robs and destroys lives. Maybe peace only comes after confronting and destroying the perps life. I do not know. But Will is a brave man and is willing to accept the consequences to confront the perp face to face in public. I hope Will finds peace a healing from this, I do not know what I would do face to face. Knowing where the bastard lives eats at me each day. i understand and feel Will's need for what he did. I do not think I could do what he has done. Hope others come forward and takes Lindner down.


Edited by KMCINVA (06/30/12 09:47 AM)

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#402231 - 06/30/12 04:26 PM Re: Victim on Trial for Attacking Priest Who Raped Him [Re: pluckmemory]
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KMCINVA:
Before you confront, check this out:
http://www.malesurvivor.org/ArchivedPages/singer3.html

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#402237 - 06/30/12 05:43 PM Re: Victim on Trial for Attacking Priest Who Raped Him [Re: pluckmemory]
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Since I found him I am confused as what to do. I want to control what happens. So many unanswered questions-why, why me-,pain, hurts, lost time that I need to know details what happened, I know he is elderly, is he frail, sick-if yes would confronting him be like he abused me? I sometimes think I would have been better off if I did not find him.

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#402562 - 07/04/12 07:28 PM Re: Victim on Trial for Attacking Priest Who Raped Him [Re: pluckmemory]
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My friend Robin Sax, a legal analyst at MyFox LA has done an excellent piece on the Will Lynch trial: http://www.myfoxla.com/story/18950623/robin-sax-and-radio-talk-show-host-bill-carroll-discuss-the

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#402663 - 07/05/12 06:18 PM Re: Victim on Trial for Attacking Priest Who Raped Him [Re: pluckmemory]
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Hooray!! Will Lynch found not guilty of beating up priest! This is great news:

http://www.mercurynews.com/lynch/ci_21013723/will-lynch-found-not-guilty-beating-priest

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#402665 - 07/05/12 06:46 PM Re: Victim on Trial for Attacking Priest Who Raped Him [Re: pluckmemory]
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I am happy for him-I hope Will Lynch has some sense of closure--it shows the abuser do not always win. Hopefully Lindner is ostracized and feels pain for what he did to those boys so many years ago. And a big hooray for his supporters who stood by him--they are heroes because so many denounce the victim. Will Lynch deserves to have his life back.

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#402669 - 07/05/12 06:53 PM Re: Victim on Trial for Attacking Priest Who Raped Him [Re: pluckmemory]
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Boy, great decision!

Great, great, great!
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#402670 - 07/05/12 07:13 PM Victim Not Guilty in Trial for Attacking Priest [Re: pluckmemory]
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Hoorah!!
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#402671 - 07/05/12 07:13 PM Re: Victim on Trial for Attacking Priest Who Raped Him [Re: pluckmemory]
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Registered: 10/27/09
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Loc: Ohio
The prosecutor is considering whether to retry on the misdemeanors. Both parties shocked when jury, on its own, asked for definition of jury nullification. I would say this is the personification of unjust application of the law. This is where a defendant may be technically guilty but it would be unjust to convict them. Probably should put this in the textbook as the prime example.

Charged with felony assault for given him a black eye. If he was arrested, they should ask him to plead to time serve and let him go.


Edited by catfish86 (07/05/12 07:15 PM)
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#402732 - 07/06/12 07:07 AM Re: Victim on Trial for Attacking Priest Who Raped Him [Re: pluckmemory]
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Not a chance in hell will the DA retry him on that one charge. But the public is clamoring for the DA to charge Lindner with perjuring himself on the stand.

Here's a video of Lynch and his lawyers speaking after the trial. Lynch does not advise victims to do what he did, and plans to start a non-profit for victims:
http://losgatos.patch.com/articles/video...#video-10582815

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#402834 - 07/07/12 12:19 PM Re: Victim on Trial for Attacking Priest Who Raped Him [Re: pluckmemory]
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Thanks for the link.
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#403111 - 07/10/12 08:15 AM Re: Victim on Trial for Attacking Priest Who Raped Him [Re: pluckmemory]
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Good story in the San Francisco Chronicle today about the Will Lynch trial and jury nullification: http://www.sfgate.com/crime/article/Jury-nullification-can-highlight-the-law-s-flaws-3694716.php

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