Catholic priest

A Fairbanks Catholic priest accused of trying to produce child pornography underwent a two-stage screening process as part of his hiring and ordination.


Fairbanks, AK – Another woman has come forward with claims of abuse at the hands of former Catholic Priest James Poole. As Libby Casey reports, Jane Doe 3 says she was raped as a 15 year old in Nome.

Fairbanks, Ak. – A complaint was filed June 16th in Nome accusing retired Catholic Priest Jim Poole of abusing a western Alaska Native woman when she was a teenager. As Kuac's Dan Bross reports, there may be more Poole victims.

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Fairbanks, AK – THE CATHOLIC CHURCH ISN'T THE ONLY FAITH COPING WITH THE PROBLEM OF SEXUAL ABUSE BY CLERGY, BUT THE RELIGION HAS HAD A FAR HIGHER NUMBER OF CASES GO PUBLIC. KUAC'S DAN BROSS ASKED UNIVERSITY OF ALASKA JOURNALISM DEPARTMENT CHAIRWOMAN ELINOR BURKETT, WHAT SHE LEARNED ABOUT THE CHURCH AND THE INCIDENCE OF SEX ABUSE BY ITS' CLERGY, IN RESEARCHING HER 1993 BOOK ON THE SUBJECT.

Fairbanks, AK – THE STATE OF MASSACHUSETTES IS CONSIDERING WHETHER TO CIVILLY COMMIT EX-CATHOLIC PRIEST AND CONVICTED PEDOFILE, JAMES PORTER. PORTER HAS SPENT OVER A DECADE IN PRISON FOR CHILD MOLESTATION AND MANY FEAR HE IS STILL A THREAT. DOZENS OF PEOPLE IN 5 STATES SAY PORTER SEXUALLY ABUSED THEM AS CHILDREN IN THE 1960'S AND 70'S. ONE OF THEM IS NOW LIVING IN FAIRBANKS. AS ALASKANS DEAL WITH THE ISSUE OF SEXUAL ABUSE BY CLERGY, HIS STORY SHOWS HOW DAMAGING THE OFFENSE CAN BE. KUAC'S DAN BROSS REPPORTS.