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Convicted priest yet to go to prison

By Brandigal (Donna)     Feb 18, 2007 in Crime
A Catholic priest admit forcing a 5-year-old boy to perform sex acts on him and has not done a day in jail.
Barry Ryan, 58, a priest who admitted to forcing a 5 year old boy to perform sex acts on him, was sick at the time and told he had cancer and it was terminal.
Doctors said he would be dead in a few months. So the mother agreed to a 2-year sentence for the priest, a term that would begin in July 2005 because she was told he would not live that long to make it to the term his sentence would begin and it would spare her child the trauma of a trial.
But he did not die. He is very much alive and has never served a day in prison.
So now she wants him behind bars. Her son who is now 9 still wakes up at night from nightmares and still sees a psychiatrist.
The mother said "I'm very angry that they didn't impose a sentence," "I think it's despicable that they have not taken this man into custody and I'm sick to death of hearing he's so ill."
Prosecutors said there is nothing they can do. He continues to get sicker each day and it is getting worse.
His attorney said "He's dying really slowly. ... Sometimes he's lucid and sometimes he's not."
This is a complete contrast to assessment submitted in January in a civil suit that the mother filed.
One of the things a diocese attorney cited was an affidavit submitted by a physician that said Ryan was "affable, friendly and pleasant" during a July 2006 interview and that Ryan had greeted the physician at the door and walked him through the facility, apparently strong enough to abandon the wheelchair.
The priest also told the childs father that he had been removed from priest duties because he had molested another child in Alabama several years earlier.
So this isnt the first time he abused a child. And only seems to be very sick when he appears in court. I do hope he is dieing a very slow and painful death. I hope he is in pain every day of his life.
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