Skip to comments.Carlos Cruz jailed for seven years for paedophile offences
Posted on 09/05/2010 3:26:48 PM PDT by MrEdd
One of Portugal's most famous television presenters and a former ambassador were among six men found guilty yesterday of involvement with a paedophile prostitution ring that exploited children from state-run orphanages.
The guilty verdicts handed down to TV presenter Carlos Cruz and the five others exposed the truth of more than three decades of rumours about systematic abuse of young boys at the 230-year-old Casa Pia network of orphanages.
It was only when Joel, a former orphanage boy, came forward in 2002 and accused some of the country's best-known names of being involved that Portugal woke up to full horror of the scandal. Members of Portugal's media, civil service and professional elite were alleged to be regular abusers of the boys, some younger than 14.
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Sickening. They didn’t get enough jail time.
Cruz, 68, who was once voted Portugal’s most popular man, had paid for sex with a 14-year-old, the judges declared. He also abused at least one other boy. The father of two was known as “Mr Television” after several decades as a national star. He was sentenced to seven years in jail.
A doctor, Ferreira Diniz, was also sentenced to seven years and a former ambassador, Jorge Ritto, 74, to six years, and the former Casa Pia ombudsman, Manuel Abrantes, to five. They were found guilty of abusing several young boys.
Still nauseating, though. I remember Belgium had a similar case, where all sorts of high-ranking officials (including police officials) and prominent people were involved. They didn’t get the children from orphanages, but they did act as part of a ring and shared their “sources” with each other. I’m not sure any of them got much jail time, though.
 For there are certain men crept in unawares, who were before of old ordained to this condemnation, ungodly men, turning the grace of our God into lasciviousness, and denying the only Lord God, and our Lord Jesus Christ.  I will therefore put you in remembrance, though ye once knew this, how that the Lord, having saved the people out of the land of Egypt, afterward destroyed them that believed not.  And the angels which kept not their first estate, but left their own habitation, he hath reserved in everlasting chains under darkness unto the judgment of the great day.  Even as Sodom and Gomorrha, and the cities about them in like manner, giving themselves over to fornication, and going after strange flesh, are set forth for an example, suffering the vengeance of eternal fire.  Likewise also these filthy dreamers defile the flesh, despise dominion, and speak evil of dignities.
I wonder how much of this goes on with members of our own mainstream media.
People like Keith Olbermann and David Shuster; Anderson Cooper and Rick Sanchez???? These guys make my skin crawl.