"But then he felt the hands. They tightened around his neck from behind, according to Merrillville Police Chief Joseph Petruch. And then, the attacker threw the 64-year-old priest onto the ground and “immediately starting slamming his head against the floor,” Petruch told CBS Chicago.
Distinctly, Petruch said, before Hutsko blacked out, he remembered hearing: “This is for all the little kids.” (From a report on this event in the “Ottawa Citizen” titled ‘This is for all the little kids’: Indiana priest’s head repeatedly slammed to the floor by unknown man in alleged hate crime."
The priest has never been accused of abusing children.