A case in Cleveland

A case in Cleveland

A year ago this type of thing would have shocked and outraged people. Now we see it and just shake our heads. A Cleveland bar owner has agreed to plead guilty to running a brothel out of his bar and as part of the deal A must agree to testify against a Catholic priest who picked up a 17-year-old boy to take home for sex. The following paragraph is baffling and I have a feeling it was mis-written:

Investigators described McCarron’s as a haven for young male prostitutes and runaways from Parmadale Family Services, a counseling center run by Catholic Charities.

Do they really mean that the bar was haven for kids who ran away from a Catholic charity and that it was a place that a Catholic priest came to pick up his male prostitutes? Do they mean to say that kids mainly came from the Catholic agency? Why? Or are the reporters just trying to make another connection to the Catholic Church for bashing purposes?

Written by
Domenico Bettinelli