"We're going to test the girls. In the case of boys, I guess we will have to trust them not to lie."
An exchange between Sandra, the host of radio program "En Confianza" and Father Xavier Ortiz-Dietz during a December 1991 interview on KCOR. After pleading no contest to charges in 1994, Dietz is serving a 20-year-sentence for sexually assaulting young boys:
Sandra: Father, can perversion be excused, in a convenient way?
Dietz: No it is never possible and nobody should have the right to disregard perversion for a convenience.
Sandra: You being a priest, you can forgive sin. But at what time do you realize that sin is really becoming a perversion?
Dietz: When the person is in a situation ... and has no control and has reached an extreme situation, an impulse, then those are clues to realize that there is a serious spiritual problem that I have to look into it further by means of medical, mental, and spiritual evaluations.