February 6, 2010
Frederick County authorities have filed child abuse charges against a retired Catholic priest for alleged offenses against an altar boy in 1976. Monsignor Thomas Bevan, 73, of Cascade was released on $25,000 bail Thursday. He was indicted on two counts of child abuse Jan. 22 but the charges were kept sealed until Thursday, when an arrest warrant was served. Assistant State's Attorney Lindell Angel says Bevan sexually abused a 10-year-old boy in 1976 when he was associate pastor of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Frederick.
October 26, 2006
NORTH MIAMI BEACH, Fla. -- A Florida man accused a priest yesterday of molesting him almost 30 years ago -- the same priest former U.S. Rep. Mark Foley alleges sexually abused him. In a suit filed against the Archdiocese of Miami in Miami-Dade Circuit Court, the unidentified man said that the Rev. Anthony Mercieca fondled and performed oral sex on him when he was 12 or 13 years old. At the time, the alleged victim was an altar boy at St. James Church in...
November 17, 2002
Scene 1: A Coach's Heart Long before Coach Anthony Floyd Sr. married his wife Crystal, before his sons Anthony Jr. and Christopher were born, before he started his job as athletic director of Mount Zion Baptist Church Christian School, there was room in the coach's heart for two things: God and football. The love of both was born early. The grandmother who raised him in Turner's Station, in Baltimore County, introduced him to the Catholic Church. He was an altar boy who played peewee ball at age 9. Though he was too small as a 150-pound freshman to make the football squad at Morgan State University, the desire to play, plus the lessons the game taught him -- discipline, teamwork, perseverance -- stayed with him. It was during a communion rehearsal at Mount Zion one day, years later, when Anthony was struck by an unusual idea.
September 8, 2002
The World Afghan president Hamid Karzai survived an assassination attempt as a man dressed in a soldiers uniform opened fire on the president's car in Kandahar. A car bomb in Kabul killed about 25 people. German authorities arrested a Turkish man suspected of being a follower of Osama bin Laden and the man's fiancee, an employee of the U.S. military, for planning an attack on a U.S. military base on the anniversary of the Sept. 11 attack. Two Israeli soldiers were killed when their tank was blown up by Palestinian fighters.
June 7, 2002
A suspended Carroll County priest, arrested last month in the alleged abuse of a youth from the Westminster parish where he was assigned two decades ago, was indicted yesterday in the alleged abuse of a second boy about the same time. The Rev. Brian M. Cox, 63, was indicted by a Carroll County grand jury on five counts of felony child abuse and three counts of second-degree assault. He is accused of fondling and engaging in oral sex with the youth on three occasions while Cox was an assistant pastor at St. John Catholic Church in Westminster.
February 19, 2002
IT WASN'T that a young man had been killed that made me stop. The unfortunate truth, after all, is that young men are frequently killed. So, in itself, the shooting of 20-year-old Ibrahim Khoury in Coral Gables, Fla., seemed sadly ... ordinary. No, the thing that demanded a double take was the professed reason he was killed. According to a story published Feb. 6 in The Miami Herald, Mr. Khoury was an altar boy and engineering student who dealt pot on the side. Miami-Dade police say he and his cousin, George Khoury, had the misfortune to encounter three prospective customers, all teen-agers, who had no intention of paying.