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BOISE, ID — The Rev. W. Thomas Faucher, an Idaho priest serving in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Boise, described himself at his recent sentencing as "one really sick puppy."

That is a prescient assessment.

The 73-year-old priest was being sentenced for distribution of child pornography. That charge, all too common nowadays, does not adequately portray the utterly depraved inner world in which this elderly apostate cleric had gleefully immersed himself.

In terms of volume, this was hardly an earth-shattering pornography bust— about 2500 files. It was the nature of the images that sickened investigators and provided a window-view into the soul of a monster. Attorney General Lawrence Wasden would call the Faucher case "one of the most difficult cases the Idaho Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Unit has ever investigated," citing the "extremely disturbing" evidence that they had to process, which had common themes of torture and violence towards children.

Faucher originally came to the attention of Garden City police when a cyber-tipster reported a pair of images that were sent from Faucher's AOL email address. During the ensuing investigation, law enforcement officials monitored the priest's email and chatroom activity, in which he reveled in his "satanic interests" in the rape and killing of children, especially babies and altar boys, and discussed his fixation on the specific age of six years old.

In his online chats with a like-minded individual known as Bruno, investigators would watch as dark infatuations took further hold of a willingly fallen churchman. Faucher noted that "the thought of killing someone does begin to excite" him, and that he felt a "wonderful indifference" to the increasingly violent, exploitative nature of the pornography that he collected.

Faucher's online writings would also detail pseudo-Satanic blasphemies against the Church and its Lord, including "urinating on a cross and canon law book [and] in the wine for Mass." Violating the tenets of his faith became exercises in pleasure; Faucher "bragged to Bruno about how easy it had become to lie: 'It felt good to lie for no good reason except to do it ... Most of the time, I just make a new reality and believe it as long as it suits me.'"

Faucher also debased himself with drugs, using psychedelics to further open himself to the darkness that was enveloping him; when arrested, he would be found to be in possession of LSD and Ecstasy. He abused alcohol and smoked marijuana, which was also found during his arrest.

When arrested, Faucher was charged with 21 felony counts of sexual exploitation of a child, one felony drug possession charge for the LSD and two counts of misdemeanor drug possession for the marijuana and ecstasy.

A psychological evaluation led to Faucher's diagnosis as a pedophile and determined that he represents a high risk for re-offense. Prosecutors advocated for a 30-year prison sentence, with 20 years to be served before parole eligibility.

Faucher's lawyer, Mark Manweiler, emphasized that he "never sexually abused any child" (although there have been two accusations) and noted glowing testimony as to his character prior to his descent into a "world of Satanism and pornography," including that of Boise Mayor Dave Bieter. Manweiler requested probation and sex offender treatment with no prison time.

Faucher pled guilty to two counts of distribution of child pornography, two counts of possession of child pornography and one count of drug possession. He was sentenced to 25 years in prison without possibility of parole, and sex offender status.

Meanwhile, the diocese is doing its best to erase Faucher altogether; it had Faucher evicted, had the house he was living in "exorcised", and sold it. It is currently working to have him defrocked.

I'm not sure what to make of this last. Exorcisms don't come easily; they are never performed until a thorough church investigation eliminates all possibilities for phenomena except for the diabolic. If the diocese actually performed an exorcism, that makes a very strong statement about their true view on the source of Reverend Faucher's fall from grace.

At the same time, exorcisms are typically performed on people, not places, which leads me to speculate that perhaps the diocese just had the house blessed, and the reporting is a bit less-than-precise.
 

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This guy needs to be shot with a silver bullet, skewered with a silver arrow then hung upside down on a cross, disemboweled while being pissed on by whoever wants to piss on him. But he most vertainly would enjoy that, so lets just cut his head off and be done with it.
 

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Exorcism my ass. Faucher the Debaucher is a sick old perv sinking into deep dementia. Put him in solitary and finish it.
 

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No way he hasnt raped some kids, it's a priest afterall.
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It's interesting there's a pedophile case in IDaho that doesnt involve Mormon creeps though
 
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That defiant look on his face enrages me. He's already won and he knows it. Sure he's in custody now, but he's had a good 50 years or more of doing whatever the hell he pleases no matter how heinous or cruel. How many of us will get 50 straight years of doing what we love? And now he's nearing the end of his years so what in our civilized society can really be done to make him pay for his crimes?

He's won and it makes me so sick.
 

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This freak is the worst kind of hypocrite...since he loves all that violence and rape I say live by the sword die by the sword. Put him in gen pop and let the animals have at him.
 

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Did Lectar pay him a visit?
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AOL email? WTF, that's a clear sign of derangement right there.
 
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Why do we insist on allowing the Catholic Cult to continue. This is one story, over hundreds told, indicating thousands untold. They have already shown their willingness to shuffle its members around the globe to protect these offenders. No doubt in my mind that at some point they were aware of his issues, and inclinations. They are a perfect example to them selves that they are harmful, horrific and need to be dissolved. Exorcised or Blessed, does not matter, as these events take place in the churches themselves (so obviously the archaic rituals are as useless as they are stupid) Once we hold the churches accountable for their members, especially "employees", accountable all this would begin to improve.
 

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Why do we insist on allowing the Catholic Cult to continue. This is one story, over hundreds told, indicating thousands untold. They have already shown their willingness to shuffle its members around the globe to protect these offenders. No doubt in my mind that at some point they were aware of his issues, and inclinations. They are a perfect example to them selves that they are harmful, horrific and need to be dissolved. Exorcised or Blessed, does not matter, as these events take place in the churches themselves (so obviously the archaic rituals are as useless as they are stupid) Once we hold the churches accountable for their members, especially "employees", accountable all this would begin to improve.
I'm not going to disagree with you on the way Rome has handled this mess, but most parishioners and most of the priests really are people that believe in God and try to live their lives right. Personally, despite two hellish years in Catholic School, as a non-Catholic, I do think most Catholics are good, decent people, even and maybe especially, the local parish priests. It's the ones that get a taste of power that are the vile and disgusting ones. IMO.
 
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This guy needs to be shot with a silver bullet, skewered with a silver arrow then hung upside down on a cross, disemboweled while being pissed on by whoever wants to piss on him. But he most vertainly would enjoy that, so lets just cut his head off and be done with it.

oh. that seems reasonable and logical ... no wait. that's as fucked up as the priest. are you sure you're not a DD story waiting to happen?
 

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oh. that seems reasonable and logical ... no wait. that's as fucked up as the priest. are you sure you're not a DD story waiting to happen?
Okay .... but there will be days when you agree with him !!! YES ... its will happen.
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He's Catholic... so doesn't that mean all he has to do is repent or do hail Mary's and all is forgiven and into heaven he goes?
He'll never repent.
 
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Calling himself a sick puppy is a cop out— it implies he had no choice about his evil behavior and that he deserves some sympathy.

The Catholic Church may be forgiving but I’m not so sure about God or Idaho.
 
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I'm not going to disagree with you on the way Rome has handled this mess, but most parishioners and most of the priests really are people that believe in God and try to live their lives right. Personally, despite two hellish years in Catholic School, as a non-Catholic, I do think most Catholics are good, decent people, even and maybe especially the local parish priests. It's the ones that get a taste of power that are the vile and disgusting ones. IMO.

Most people are good. And its the ones in power that allow the vile behavior to continue. Ive read the entire 800 some page Grand Jury report out of Pennsylvania over the Child sex scandals in the church. These top priests have said on record "They have done more good than harm, They have atoned and should continue in the ministry" and my favorite. "The (victim) should not be dwelling on the past, but move on with their lives".

Again, most people are good, its the structure of the church that allows this to run rampant in their system.

Religion is an insult to human dignity. With or without it you would have good people doing good things and evil people doing evil things. But for good people to do evil things, that takes religion. Steven Weinberg
 

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Most people are good. And its the ones in power that allow the vile behavior to continue. Ive read the entire 800 some page Grand Jury report out of Pennsylvania over the Child sex scandals in the church. These top priests have said on record "They have done more good than harm, They have atoned and should continue in the ministry" and my favorite. "The (victim) should not be dwelling on the past, but move on with their lives".

Again, most people are good, its the structure of the church that allows this to run rampant in their system.

Religion is an insult to human dignity. With or without it you would have good people doing good things and evil people doing evil things. But for good people to do evil things, that takes religion. Steven Weinberg
Well, I guess we all have our own views on the matter. Take away religion and some people will still find a way to take power/control and make the those they subjugate beholden to them. The Catholic Church and it's structure aren't alone in that.
 

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