The story is despicable, but the tactics are classic sociopathic manipulation. Adriano Sotomayor was sentenced to 18 years for defrauding nuns and priests of more than $1 million. The guy lived in Margate, New Jersey — very close to me — and gambled away most of the money in Atlantic City casinos.
During the sentencing, Sotomayor claimed that the reason he took the money was because he was raped a priest in Puerto Rico, and members of the church community — including one of his victims, now an elderly nun — knew about it. The nun said Sotomayor was lying.
18-year term for man who bilked Catholic order, on Philly.com.