The Worst Defense Ever Raised In Court

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A pedophile believes that his "right" to molest physically and mentally handicapped boys is protected because it stems from his religious belief:

Phillip Distasio, who said he is the leader of a church called Arcadian Fields Ministries, represented himself at his pretrial hearing Wednesday. He is charged with 74 counts including rape, pandering obscenity to minors and corrupting another with drugs.

"I’m a pedophile. I’ve been a pedophile for 20 years," he said in Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court Wednesday. "The only reason I’m charged with rape is that no one believes a child can consent to sex. The role of my ministry is to get these cases out of the courtrooms."

Worst. Church. Ever.