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**New Development** L.A. Archdiocese Says it Warned LAUSD Not to Hire Defrocked L.A. Catholic Priest

BURBANK, CA -- February 4, 2013--KCET's award winning

hard-hitting award-winning nightly new program SoCal Connected reports

that t
he Los Angeles Archdiocese was made aware, in 2001, that

defrocked priest Joseph Pina had applied for a job with the Los Angeles Unified

School district after resigning in disgrace from the church in 1998. Recently

released church documents reveal Pina began having sexual relations with a 16

year-old girl while he was still an active clergyman. The documents detail his

admission that he became attracted to the young girl after seeing her dressed

as Snow White when she was in the eighth grade.

 

Link to full story on SoCal Connected.org:

http://www.kcet.org/shows/socal_connected/rawfeed/religion/update-la-archdiocese-says-it-warned-lausd-not-to-hire-former-priest.html

 

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