Another former altar boy says he was sexually abused in the 1970s by the same retired Catholic priest who acknowledged fondling former Rep. Mark Foley when Foley was a teenager, the man's attorney said Wednesday. The new allegations against the Rev. Anthony Mercieca were made by a man who lived in North Miami and was an altar boy at St. James Catholic Church, where Mercieca worked, attorney Jeffrey Herman said.
Unfortunately, this news isn't the least bit surprising since most abusers and exploiters are self-motivated rather than being reactive to what their victims do. While the abuser may talk about relationships there is nothing truly mutual about the abuser's habits.
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