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SNAP Psychiatrist Sent to Prison [For Possession of Child Porn]
Ave Maria Radio ^ | 4/14/11

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 hot—who cares about psychiatrist-patient privilege?"


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See also Retired Covington psychiatrist pleads guilty to attempted possession of child pornography

Now why would a pedophile throw his weight behind SNAP, I wonder?

1 posted on 04/15/2011 5:18:29 AM PDT by marshmallow
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To: marshmallow

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.


2 posted on 04/15/2011 5:23:38 AM PDT by nolongerademocrat ("Before you ask G-d for something, first thank G-d for what you already have." B'rachot 30b)
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To: marshmallow

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.


3 posted on 04/15/2011 5:30:48 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: marshmallow

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?


4 posted on 04/15/2011 5:44:35 AM PDT by Tax-chick (If you believe, you will see the glory of God.)
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To: marshmallow
Because any photographic evidence he could view in the cases they are involved in would feed his sick obsession.

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.

5 posted on 04/15/2011 6:00:08 AM PDT by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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To: marshmallow
Where are the usual suspects and hundreds of posts screaming for lynch mobs to hang this guy? Where is the outrage at the entire psychiatric education system and accrediting boards? Where are the dozens of posts about how state employees who oversee and license these folks needing to be imprisoned right along with this guy as accessories?

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

6 posted on 04/15/2011 8:49:08 AM PDT by Rashputin (Barry is insane., so handlers keep him medicated and on the golf course.)
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To: Rashputin
The thread is as quiet as the British Museum Reading Room.

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.

7 posted on 04/15/2011 9:47:13 AM PDT by marshmallow ("A country which kills its own children has no future" -Mother Teresa of Calcutta)
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To: marshmallow

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.

Will Wallace


8 posted on 04/15/2011 9:58:49 AM PDT by will of the people
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