A ROMAN CATHOLIC BISHOP IN FLORIDA RESIGNS, ADMITTING HE MOLESTED 5 BOYS
New York Times
Joseph Keith Symons, the 65 year old Bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Pal Beach, resignedtoday after admitting that he sexually molested five boys early in his 40 year career as a priest.He left the diocese for evaluation and treatment at an undisclosed location. The resignation isbelieved to be the first by an American bishop for sexual contact with children. It was effectivethis morning. There had been at least five victims in three churches, all parishioners, all boysand most likely all altar boys. In at least one case, the abuse lasted several years.