Ricardo Aldana, Pervert Catholic School Teacher Charged With Molesting Teen, Still Not Tried Nearly Three Years After Arrest

Categories: Ex Cathedra

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It has been almost three years since I broke the news that Ricardo Aldana, a Spanish teacher and volleyball coach at JSerra High School in San Juan Capistrano, was arrested on charges of molesting a student at the school. He faces seven felony counts of lewd acts upon a child, and sources tell the Weekly it seems a slam-dunk case for the prosecution.

But yesterday came word that Aldana's trial has been postponed yet again at the request of super-attorney Michael Molfetta (who also represents accused serial killer Itzcoatl Ocampo--Mikey really knows how to pick'em!), meaning any proposed trial won't happen until January 2014 at the earliest? Reason? The delayyyyyyyyyyyy game.

It's a classic tactic of defense lawyers in the Catholic Church sex-abuse scandal: keep postponing a trial until the victim becomes an adult, until the teenager becomes a young adult and an easily swayed jury can be persuaded the molestation was consensual because look at them! They're young adults of age!

We'll be at the trial whenever it happens. . . . In the meanwhile, heckuva job, Brownie!

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Anonymous
Anonymous

Well... looks like the same 'ol public relations strategies are continuing in the Diocese of Orange, even after Bishop Todd Brown's retirement.  One would think that Diocesan advisors would realize that the National Charter for the Protections of Children (2002), followed by Bishop Brown's nailing copies of the Covenant with the Faithful (2004) in churches, were nothing short but deceptions and twisted versions of good faith efforts to protect children.  The Diocese appears to be getting ready for any potential "bad press" before 2 criminal trials involving 2 former Diocese of Orange employees (Ricardo Aldana, JSerra Catholic HS), and Zachary Reeder (Servite Catholic HS), based on JSerra's recent advertisement, shown below:

MARKETING AND COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER
Marketing/Advertising, FT Employee
JSerra Catholic High School (San Juan Capistrano, CA)

JSerra is seeking a full-time, experienced Marketing & Communications Manager. Responsibilities include managing website content, social media, media relations, special events, collateral materials and marketing initiatives. Works with Board members, parents and volunteers to promote the unique mission of the school. Has the ability to motivate and manage professional staff and interns. Minimum five years of relevant experience with a proven track record of success. Must possess excellent written communication skills...

Maybe the Diocese of Orange's new business relationship with the OC Register's publication of its weekly news publication is not enough to prevent the public from learning the truths about ONGOING FAILURES TO PROTECT CHILDREN that continues within Diocese of Orange managed organizations.

JezzRgrz
JezzRgrz

You sure lose credibility when you can't even get the years right. But of course it's your job to exaggerate as usual WOW!

culichi2001
culichi2001

como dice the immortal GA, stay classy OC Diocese. That pinche organization has some sway in our justice system, que no?. fuck, we have our very own mini-Vatican aqui en la Naranja. in all of my 5 yrs as an altar boy< the worst that i got was getting drunk on white wine while getting the munchies and eating the ostias before mass. i still buy them at the Tijuas border. pinche organized religion. why the fuck you gotta fuck it up for the rest of us? i wanna keep mi spirituality but not with your pinche rules, cabrones.

FishWithoutBicycle
FishWithoutBicycle

So..."no" to gays or women as priests...but "yes" to protecting pedophile parishioners and clergy?!! The Catholic church needs to do some intensive soul-searching...to make sure it has one because I seriously have my doubts...

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