January 19, 2006

Former Priest Convicted Of Child Molestation Moves To San Bernardino


POSTED: 6:43 pm PST January 18, 2006
UPDATED: 6:54 pm PST January 18, 2006

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. -- Neighbors were angry and even supporters admitted that convicted child molester and former Inland priest, Edward Anthony Rodrigue, will find it difficult to resume a normal life.

But Rodrigue will try to do that Jan. 25 when he is released from prison to a San Bernardino halfway house, NBC4 reported.

Rodrigue was sentenced to 10 years in prison for molesting a developmentally disabled boy, NBC4 reported.

Rodrigue, who once told police he abused dozens of boys during his 20 years as a Catholic priest, is scheduled to live in a group home in a residential neighborhood along Interstate 215, the Riverside Press-Enterprise reported.

Even though he will be wearing an ankle bracelet with a GPS monitoring device, residents are upset that the man, known as Father Tony, will be living within walking distance of an elementary school on the city's west side, NBC4 reported.

Posted by kshaw at January 19, 2006 07:02 AM