Former Ohio Mayor Richard Keenan has taken the opportunity to declare that he really, truly loves Jesus.
In 2010, when Keenan was sworn in as Mayor, he said:
“It’s not about me … it’s about serving the people,”
“I’m a Christian. Dedicating my life to Jesus has changed my life,”
The ‘Don’t preach it, but live it’ ethos is one that he especially lives by…
So what is the proud Christian up to now?
Well, in a shocking revelation, he is blaming a four-year-old girl for the countless times he molested and raped her over the course of three years.
He’s even had the audacity to call her a “willing participant” and suggesting that she initiated it.
According to assistant prosecutor Gabriel Wildman, who filed the case, Keenan, 65, admitted to his pastor and to his wife and also to a social worker and his brother and sister-in-law…
The claim says that after Keenan self-admitted himself into a Warren psychiatric facility after his release from Trumbull, he told a social worker “he was feeling suicidal because he had been molesting the child victim for approximately the past two years.”
During these discussions, Keenan placed blame on the four-year-old victim, claiming she initiated the acts and called her a “willing participant.”
Robyn Pennacchia from the Wonkette, explains the possible obstacle in this case:
“Yeah, you sure would think that with alllllllll of that confessin’ that Keenan would not have the balls to say he’s not guilty, but apparently he does! Because some of those confessions could be considered privileged, prosecutors may have trouble getting them into evidence.”
“In Ohio, however, if a spouse wants to testify against their partner, they are allowed to do so. And for some reason, I’m not too sure that Diane is going to decline. I sure as hell wouldn’t. Someone who thinks a 4-year-old is seducing them is probably not someone you wanna be married to or protect.”
Here’s to hoping that his wife does the right thing.
Keenan is pleading not guilty to the charges even though he has confessed his crimes. He’s currently free on $75,000 bond and awaiting trial next April. But Jesus still loves him…