By Rev. Robert v. Handel
Robert v. Handel always started his favorite 'game' by having the young boy remove his underwear and put on loose-fitting shorts so he could fondle him more easily. Then, the reverend would run his hands up and down the child's body as he stretched across his lap, Walkman headphones on his ears, pretending to be asleep.
|Defrocked priest R. v. Handel|
The recollection appears in a 27-page 'sexual history' written by a defrocked Franciscan cleric who was accused of molesting at least 17 boys, including his own 5-year-old nephew, local children in his boys' choir, and students at the seminary boarding school where he taught.
The essay, penned for a therapy assignment and kept secret for years, provides a candid and detailed window into the troubled mind of a notorious pedophile priest.
The narrative is believed to be the first of its kind to be publicly revealed through civil litigation despite years of lawsuits targeting sexually abusive priests.