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Monsignor Kevin Wallin, a prominent priest and pastor at St. Augustine’s Cathedral in Bridgeport, Connecticut, was indicted this week for allegedly taking part in a crystal meth ring.
If that wasn’t strange enough, “Msgr. Meth,” as he’s been affectionately dubbed, used to take part in some kinky sexual practices in the rectory.
While [he was] pastor of St. Augustine’s, sources said he often disappeared for days at a time; and rectory personnel became concerned and notified diocese officials when Wallin, sometimes dressed as a woman, would entertain odd-looking men, some who were also dressed in women’s clothing and engaging in sex acts.
In addition, diocese officials found bizarre sex toys in Wallin’s residence, the sources said.
And you thought you were kinky, Father Tom Donovan.
Wallin was relieved of his duties in May 2012, at which point he was free to pursue his true passion, namely sex shops and meth:
In his post-priesthood, Wallin, 61, bought an adult specialty and video store in North Haven called Land of Oz that sells sex toys and X-rated DVDs. Investigators believe the shop helped him launder thousands of dollars in weekly profits.
According to his indictment, Wallin was moving upwards of $9,000 of meth in a week. He was arrested on January 3 after a joint investigation by the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Connecticut State Police Statewide Narcotics Task Force:
Wallin was charged conspiracy to distribute 500 grams or more of a mixture and substance containing methamphetamine and 50 grams of actual methamphetamine and six counts of possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine.
He faces a minimum prison term of 10 years and a maximum prison term of life and a fine up to $10 million on the conspiracy count and a maximum term of 20 years in prison and a fine of up to $1 million on each of the possession charges.
Diocese officials said they had no information indicating that Msgr. Meth was pushing drugs while a pastor at St. Augustine’s.
“News of Msgr. Kevin Wallin’s arrest comes with a sense of shock and concern on the part of the Diocese and the many people of Fairfield County who have known him as a gifted, accomplished and compassionate priest,” said Brian Wallace, director of communications for the Diocese of Bridgeport.
One of those people was Maria Spencer-Fonseca, a long-time parishioner at St. Augustine. “There is an evil invading our world and it has come to our church,” she said Thursday. “This was a work of evil—and I am praying for the monsignor.”
All together now: What a douche!