Wednesday, September 14, 2016

PDN: VATICAN, ARCHDIOCESE INVESTIGATE DECADES-OLD SEX ABUSE ALLEGATION

A CHURCH OFFICIAL SAYS HE MET WITH A MAN WHO CLAIMS TO HAVE WITNESSED CLERGY SEX ABUSE OF A FRIEND BACK IN 1964.

Haidee V Eugenio, Pacific Daily News

Deacon Leonard Stohr, the Archdiocese of Agana’s sexual abuse response coordinator, said he spoke Tuesday with a man who reported he witnessed the Rev. Antonio Cruz and seminarian Anthony S. Apuron — now the island's archbishop — sexually molest a 10-year-old altar boy during a church rectory sleepover in March 1964. CONTINUED

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