You know folks, I get a lot of undue credit for my investigative abilities. I say undue because when you have someone as stupid as Adrian Cristobal running things all one has to do is wait for him to open his mouth, and Voila! Another lie and he doesn't even know it.
On March 18, 2015, the day after Luis Camacho's arrest in the company of a minor female at a secluded Agat beach, Father Jose Alberto Rodriguez, Vice Chancellor for the Archdiocese of Agana, released a statement to the media saying:
"Archbishop Anthony Sablan Apuron, OFM Cap. D.D. has accepted the resignation of Rev. Father Luis Camacho as Pastor of San Dimas, Malesso and San Dionisio, Umatac effective immediately."
(Also KUAM stated: "KUAM News has confirmed a priest has tendered his resignation following his arrest.")
Today, April 13, 2016, Fr. Adrian Cristobal, Chancellor for the Archdiocese of Agana, released a statement to the media saying:
"The Archbishop asked him to resign as pastor, which he did willingly..."
Same office. Same incident. One says the Archbishop "accepted" Luis' "tendered" resignation. The other says The Archbishop "asked" Luis to resign.
And then we have this from Bishop Ballin, who in an email to Chuck White on April 8, 2016 said this of Fr. Luis:
"I am now his Bishop."
And today, April 13, 2016, we have Adrian saying:
"Father Luis Camacho is still a priest of the Archdiocese of Agana..."
Only problem is Ballin is the Apostolic Vicar of Northern Arabia, and Northern Arabia is not the Archdiocese of Agana. But apparently Adrian didn't stop to sort that out. So either Ballin is lying or Adrian is lying. But since they're both Kiko's we can be sure that they're both lying.
Let's take a look at Adrian's full press release today:
Father Luis Camacho was accused last year for ‘custodial interference’ and not for sexual misconduct with a minor.
Following the accusation, a canonical investigation was begun into the matter and according to the zero tolerance guidelines, the Archbishop applied the precautionary measures according to canon 1722 of the Code of Canon Law, upon opening a preliminary investigation. The Archbishop asked him to resign as pastor, which he did willingly, and Father Luis Camacho agreed to be sent to a place where he could be followed psychologically and spiritually while waiting for the outcome of the investigation.
In the subsequent year, no criminal case has been brought forth, as required under Guam law. Since the case has not been prosecuted, as required by Guam’s laws, the law requires its expungement, and no information can be provided by law enforcement authorities; in fact, law enforcement agencies are required by law to refuse to admit the existence of any records.
While the canonical investigation is still going on, evaluating also the recent legal conclusion of the case, no further information can be provided at this time.Father Luis Camacho is still a priest of the Archdiocese of Agana and is under supervised ministry.
Custodial Interference is defined as the taking of a minor or incompetent person from his or her lawful custodian without the right to do so. So how did Luis come to be arrested for this? Police reported that "Camacho was with a 17-year-old female minor who was not in school at the time they were found by police parked at a beach in Agat."
Now there is nothing illegal about parking at a beach (even in Agat!). So there had to be some activity going on which caused the police to investigate. We all know what that activity was but we don't even need to go there. The fact is that a 29 year old Catholic priest was in a car parked at a secluded beach with a 17 year old girl at 11:30 in the morning on a school day and doing something which caused the police to arrest him.
Regardless of what we know was happening, the police eventually booked him for Custodial Interference in the second degree defined as:
(b) A person is guilty of custodial interference in the second degree if:
(1) not being a relative of the person, he knowingly takes or entices a
person less than eighteen (18) years old from his lawful custodian,
knowing that he has no right to do so. 9 GCA § 22.50
And as per the same section of the code:
"custodial interference in the second degree is a felony of the third degree."
So what happened to this THIRD DEGREE FELONY?
On April 13, 2015, Chief of Police, Fred E. Bordallo, Jr. responded to my Freedom of Information Act request for public records regarding Luis Camacho saying:
"At the present time, the case you specified is pending with the Prosecution Division of the Attorney General."
Well what do you know! The Attorney General: Elizabeth Barrett- Anderson. And what did Elizabeth Barrett-Anderson do with the "pending" case?
Why, just today KUAM tells us:
"We should note that the AG's Office told KUAM yesterday they could not legally comment on the case and referred us to Guam's Expungement Law."
And what does this Expungement Law say?
8 GCA § 11.10. Expungement: When.
(a) The official records of the court, the Attorney General, and the
police reports in connection therewith dealing with a violation or attempted
violation by an adult of territorial law or a regulation having the force and
effect of law shall be expunged when the subject of the report is acquitted
of the offense charged, when the prosecuting attorney decides not toprosecute the offense, when the time for commencing the criminal action as
prescribed by Chapter 10 of this Title has passed
So there you have it. The Attorney General DID NOTHING. At most she decided "not to prosecute" until "the time for commencing the criminal action...has passed." Voila!
Thus Adrian tells us:
"Since the case has not been prosecuted, as required by Guam’s laws, the law requires its expungement, and no information can be provided by law enforcement authorities; in fact, law enforcement agencies are required by law to refuse to admit the existence of any records."
My! How convenient. The same Attorney General who did a 180 on her own advice on how to legally correct an errant certificate of title, ignoring the law in the process and backing up her Assistant AG who bold-faced LIED to Bob Klitzkie, is the same Attorney General who "decided not to prosecute" the THIRD DEGREE FELONY for which Luis Camacho was booked!
And given Adrian's gleeful "nah-nah-nah-nah-nah-nah you can't get me" statement, it sure as hell looks like he and the AG are in cahoots!
And then Adrian really blows it saying:
"While the canonical investigation is still going on, evaluating also the recent legal conclusion of the case, no further information can be provided at this time."
There are two things here. One, Adrian is obviously trying to hide behind the law which has NOTHING to do with the Archdiocese's required canonical investigation. And two - and this is AMAZING - Adrian tells us the investigation is still ongoing. WT_! LOL. No wonder this poor diocese is a laughing stock.
But here's the deal on that.
The chancery's statement from last year (March 18, 2015) concludes with this:
"The archdiocese has initiated a canonical investigation and is cooperating fully with civil authorities. In the meantime, Father Luis’ faculties have been restricted."
So Luis' "faculties have been restricted" while the canonical investigation is ongoing - and according to Adrian the canonical investigation is "ongoing!"
Yet, we see Luis in active ministry and in this picture celebrating the Filipino Children's Mass at his new parish in Doha, Qatar.
You really gotta love Adrian. He's his own side's worst enemy.
He's lying to us of course. There never was an investigation. And the picture of Luis celebrating Mass means that there is certainly no investigation "ongoing" since he could not celebrate Mass publicly if his faculties were restricted.
Lie after lie after lie after lie. That's Adrian Cristobal. Archbishop Wannabe.
A real fool...since ever since.
PNC: Archdiocese says Investigation into Father Luis Still Ongoing