This part of the story is EXTREMELY disturbing. Despite numerous victims having come forward, some of Kelly's parishioners have grouped together to provide funds that aided him in his flight to Ireland before the end of the civil trial in April:

Both [Sgt] Hewitt and Manly referred to lag time in the investigation of Kelly cases. Each also suggested that Friends of Father Kelly, an advocacy group that helped fund Kelly’s flight to Ireland, was freighting an already lengthy legal process.
“(Investigations) is way backed-up. (Investigator Wade Whitney) is dealing with an officer-involved shooting while still trying to track down alleged Kelly victims and witnesses,” Hewitt said. “Friends of Father Kelly is just piling-on, emailing him, sending him letters, just hindering his investigatio

Edited by pluckmemory (07/11/12 01:09 PM)