An Ohio man was arrested for sexually assaulting nine boys, all disabled. Call his defense ACLU inspired:
A suburban Cleveland man accused of sexually assaulting nine disabled boys told a judge Wednesday that his apartment was a religious sanctuary where smoking marijuana and having sex with children are sacred rituals protected by civil rights laws.
The admitted pedophile offered a surprising defense Wednesday to 74 charges of rape, drugs and pandering obscenity to minors.
Appearing in an Ohio court for a pretrial hearing, Phillip Distasio, 34, of Rocky River, Ohio, said he was a pedophile.
He told the judge, “I’m a pedophile. I’ve been a pedophile for 20 years. The only reason I’m charged with rape is that no one believes a child can consent to sex. The role of my ministry is to get these cases out of the courtrooms.”
Distasio, a self-professed pagan friar, is representing himself on 74 charges. He said he’s the leader of a church called Arcadian Fields Ministries, and that some of his congregants are among the victims in his case.
Police said they found journals at Distasio’s apartment in which he described his illegal activities, along with child pornography and videotapes of him engaged in sex with boys, The Plain Dealer reported
“Not all pedophilia is bad, and sex [with boys] can be healthy,” Distasio told the court.
This guy needs to be in prison, in the general population at that, for the rest of his life. Sex with boys will have a whole new meaning for him.
Jay at Stop the ACLU is right on:
Since the ACLU has “fought” for NAMBLA, for thrice-convicted child rapists to prowl parks and live within a stone’s throw from day care centers, for young girls to have an abortion without parental notice and have had its leadership on record as supporting the distribution of child pornography and dropping the age of consent to 12, what would be inconsistent here?