March 28, 2005

Center City Priest Investigated

PHILADELPHIA (PA)
CBS 3

Mar 28, 2005 6:04 pm US/Eastern
PHILADELPHIA (KYW) A former Philadelphia priest has been suspended after two sisters reported years of sexual abuse.

Now, as CBS 3ís Robin Rieger reports, the priest has even admitted to fondling one of them.

The Philadelphia Archdiocese confirms Monsignor Philip Dowling is being investigated for allegations of sexual abuse of minors.

The investigation comes after the Philadelphia Inquirer told Diocesan officials on March 18th that Dowling admitted to a reporter that decades ago he engaged in inappropriate touching of a girl.

However, Dowling denied abusing her sister.

The women told the newspaper the abuse went on for years and one sister says she was raped.

Posted by kshaw at March 28, 2005 05:28 PM