"World Meeting of Families Philadelphia 2015" flashing on and off on their webpage and no pics of men’s penises from the church’s men room. Typical Catholic church in America?
A Catholic priest is under investigation after a parishioner found a camera hidden in the men’s restroom at his church. The camera disappeared after being reported to the priest – and it is still missing.
The device was found in April by a 15-year-old boy who noticed an electrical outlet in an odd place – at waist height next to the toilet in a bathroom near the church altar. He pulled out what appeared to be a camera and brought it to Father Ysrael Bien, who assured the boy and his parents that police would be called immediately, the Oregonian reports.
At this point, the parents became suspicious. The teen’s father emailed the priest and church deacon asking for the police report. If Bien didn’t have it, he’d ask the police department for a copy. This is when Bien’s story fell apart.
He admitted he had not called police because he was afraid of the consequences once he realized the camera had gone missing, according to the Oregonian.
Search warrants were served at the church, on Bien’s home, car and computers, the paper reports. He has been placed on leave by the Archdiocese of Portland.