Parishioners Defend Priest

Parishioners defend Sanibel priest accused of taking gifts from woman
News-Press | by Stacey Henson | Posted Dec. 14, 2016

The narrative of a beloved Sanibel priest fleecing a generous, elderly parishioner for cash and jewels would make a great TV crime episode, but the truth just doesn’t support that, said a lawyer hired to investigate the accusations.

The Lee County Sheriff’s Office started an investigation of the Rev. Christopher Senk, of St. Isabel Catholic Church in Sanibel, and forwarded the findings to the Office of State Attorney, 20th Judicial Court, in December 2015. That office declined to file charges after further investigation, closing the case on April 21.


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