NEW YORK, Aug. 30 (UPI) — A New York Catholic priest who hosts a weekly television show said this week teenage boys often seduce men.
The Rev. Benedict Groeschel, 79, also said child sex abusers should not be jailed for a first offense, the National Catholic Register reported.
Groeschel, who has a weekly show on Catholic television network EWTN, made the comments in an interview with the National Catholic Register.
“People have this picture in their minds of a person planning to — a psychopath,” Groeschel said in the interview. “But that’s not the case. Suppose you have a man having a nervous breakdown, and a youngster comes after him. A lot of the cases, the youngster — 14, 16, 18 — is the seducer.”