Skip to comments.SNAP Psychiatrist Sent to Prison [For Possession of Child Porn]
Posted on 04/15/2011 5:18:27 AM PDT by marshmallow
Dr. Steve Taylor, a Louisiana psychiatrist who has worked with the Survivors Network for those Abused by Priests (SNAP), has been sentenced to two years in prison for possession of child pornography.
The news drew the following response from Catholic League president Bill Donohue:
"How many more morally debased psychiatrists are working with SNAP? Did SNAP leaders know about the leisure-time activities of Dr. Taylor? When did they know and what did they do about it? It's time we learned the truth. What we know already is nauseating.
"In 2008, Dr. Taylor's computer was seized by the authorities after they learned that he was downloading child pornography. He was jailed on 107 counts at the time, and in September of last year a grand jury indicted him. The court accepted a plea bargain from him this week.
"Dr. Taylor got off easy, at least according to his own standards. In 2003, speaking for SNAP clients, he argued that the confidentiality of the confessional seal should not be respected by the law.
In a contemptuous statement against the Catholic Church, he voiced his objections to a unanimous decision by the Louisiana House Committee on the Administration of Criminal Justice protecting the confidential communication of priests, ministers, rabbis and other clergy members. He said at the time that the seal has to be broken because "We have faces now."
"Well, SNAP, we now have the faces of the children your colleague downloaded to feed his sick habits. If breaking the priest-penitent privilege is something you support, will you now support turning over the patient records of Dr. Taylor? Will you support a probe of this matter? What if there is more evidence against him? What if there are more victims? You're always looking for new victims, aren't you? Strike when the iron is hotwho cares about psychiatrist-patient privilege?"
Now why would a pedophile throw his weight behind SNAP, I wonder?
Or he was investigating and got too close to a truth that would have caused some people problems and his investigative findings were used against him. I really don’t know.
Some of the police I’ve spoken with who are involved with cyber crimes say most people can only work these kinds of crimes a couple years. Perhaps he stayed too long, perhaps he had the tendancy and thats what attracted him to the position in the first place.
There have been numerous sting operations where they caught teachers, preachers, cops and other folks with high levels of contact with children as part of their jobs.
Aren’t many millions of dollars being spent on counseling for the victims of homosexual clergy? Does therapy with a child-porn user help much?
Pedophiles are not always on the same team. They look for places that they will not be questioned. For a long, long time the clergy was one of those places. Teaching is another. Child psychology is another. Law enforcement and the judiciary are two more. Pedophiles cluster in those occupations.
If you read textbooks on sexual predators, this is examined and explained - but the reasons are pretty simple.
The next time the usual crowd is posting the same old slanders over what someone may have done fifty years ago, remember this incident and that they don't give a rat's patoot about pedophiles being at large unless it helps them grind their anti-Catholic ax
What's missing is the connection of the psychiatrist to the Catholic Church. That would liven things up a bit. If he was a consultant to the USCCB or the Vatican, then we might get a bit of action in here. That would probably initiate a bit of piling on.
Unfortunately, he has engaged in a bit of Catholic bashing himself in the past and is a consultant to those who are going after the Church. Yes, he's still a pedophile of course, but he's not the right sort of pedophile...if you get my meaning.
The dumpster divers and bottom feeders, therefore, have no use for him. He can't be used as a club to give the dog its daily beating.
We all know how this sham of a game is played by now.
I'm still waiting for this story to be posted by one of our heroic, zealous
hypocrites warriors whose only concern is for the protection of children everywhere.
Excuse me, while I go throw up.
Assuming you didn’t get any puke on yourself, let me jump in and say this Doctor should be held to account for his crimes. Perhaps, fortunately, he was caught before he moved from child porn to actual contact. Time will tell.
And were the American Psychiatric Association considering moving him to another practice, I’d be more incensed than I am now.