October 17, 2005

PRIEST ON THE PROWL

NEW YORK
New York Post

By MARIANNE GARVEY

October 16, 2005 -- A woman suing the Archdiocese of New York for $27 million over her alleged rape by her Greenwich Village parish pastor 27 years ago claims the cleric appeared to be sexually experienced even carrying condoms in his pocket.

Leslie Fray, 51, has revealed more details about her experience with Father Joseph Cogo then pastor at Our Lady of Pompei Church on Carmine Street after she filed a lawsuit last week alleging she was attacked.

As The Post reported last week, Fray alleges that in 1977, when she was just 23, Cogo raped her three times.

The attacks followed the same pattern, she said: Cogo would arrive at her Thompson Street apartment and, after talking, would demand she take off her clothes.

He would lay her down on her pullout couch and take his clothes off, each time wearing his priestly collar. He would then take a condom out of his pocket, put it on and sternly instruct her to "put it in." Afterward, he would simply dress and leave.

Posted by kshaw at October 17, 2005 03:10 PM