Skip to comments.US Army chaplain convicted of sodomy, sentenced to five years in prison [Prirst]
Posted on 11/01/2005 9:05:29 PM PST by ncountylee
BAMBERG, Germany (AP) - A US Army chaplain was sentenced yesterday to five years in prison after pleading guilty at his court-martial to three counts of forcible sodomy against enlisted men.
Capt Gregory Arflack, 44, a Roman Catholic priest serving as a chaplain with the 279th Base Support Battalion, also admitted three counts of committing an indecent acts, two of fraternisation with enlisted service members, and one count of conduct unbecoming an officer.
Judge US Army Col R Peter Masterton ordered him dismissed from the Army and that he forfeit all benefits in addition to the prison term to be served at Ft Leavenworth, Kansas. Arflack showed no emotion as the sentence was read out.
I'm pretty sure that's not how you give the blessing.
Punishment is quicker without a Bishop involved.
Gays in the military won't cause a problem, eh?
Levenworth is hard time.Deserves life.
It's late, I'm tired, and only a Free Republic novice.....but isn't there a way, and isn't it time to Freep the Pope. These stories are really making me sick and mad!
Sue in VA
I've heard of preists abusing choirboys, but doing soldiers? That dude's got some brass balls.
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I can't figure out how this punishment isn't (excuse the pun) stiffer. This guy absolutely abused his position of trust and undermined morale and one of the few outlets deployed soldiers have for an unbiased ear. The damage done was irreparable. He ought to be doing a much longer tour at Leavenworth.
I agree but this puke will have a very long and hard 5 years.
What is a "prirst"???
How does that happen? He raped them? Where's the fight in these soldiers? Something's missing...
Priest when tired
Just like the sick navy guy who went there for molesting his daughter... except he got 14 years.
Geez - even the priests are doing this kind of stuff while in uniform!!!
Meanwhile, the fed/Guv is pushing faggothood in gov't schools across the Nation, remember that?
No "gays" in the military, no "gay" priests - in three D color.
Need any more evidence?
Sodomy, as defined by the UCMJ is anal sexual contact, or oral sexual contact. There is not sufficient information in this article to understand what really happened. Let alone the homosexual contact. (I am not defending this guy. Just saying.)
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