May 11, 2005

Supporters come out to back Aretakis

Troy Record

By: Robert Cristo, The Record 05/11/2005

NORTH GREENBUSH - The former town supervisor who allegedly threatened the life of local attorney John Aretakis was sternly greeted in Town Court Tuesday by a wave of supporters of the lawyer who represents alleged victims of clergy sex abuse.

Late last month, Troy resident Daniel Borden was arrested on harassment charges stemming from an alleged threatening phone call made to Aretakis demanding he stop slamming the Roman Catholic Church with allegations of clergy sex abuse.
North Greenbush police have already confirmed it was Borden's voice caught on Aretakis' answering machine, which the lawyer provided to the media.
"I'm sick and tired of you bashing the (expletive) out of the Catholic church ... If you ever say to me what you said, John, you are going to be spending some time in (a) medical facility," Borden allegedly said.
More than a dozen members of the local chapter of the Survivors Network of Those Abused by Priests (SNAP) attended Borden's hearing Tuesday eveningto show support to Aretakis and his family.

Posted by kshaw at May 11, 2005 08:52 AM