March 21, 2005

Parishioners stand behind accused ABQ priest

ALBUQUERQUE (NM)
KRQE

Source: Jason Gil Bear - KRQE News 13

ALBUQUERQUE -- An Albuquerque priest is under investigation for sexual abuse but parishioners say the allegations arent true.

The accuser claims he went to Father Ronald Bruckner for help as a boy in Los Alamos and that's where the abuse started.

The accuser is the seventh person to come forward alleging abuse by the priest. He recently came forward with the allegations.

Bruckner is now a priest at Our Lady of Annunciation in Albuquerque.

Many of his parishioners are standing behind Bruckner and believe an investigation into the abuse will be proven false.

I'm outraged about these allegations, says Jeff Romero, a parishioner. I don't believe it, he adds.

Posted by kshaw at March 21, 2005 08:01 PM