October 27, 2005

Fr Omikron (deceased)

One in Four

A complaint against Fr Omikron, who died in 1968, came before the diocese in March 2000 when a woman named Jenny wrote to Bishop Comiskey and said she had been abused by him.

She said that the priest had been asked to take photos of her to be sent on to her doctor but she had been naked during the pictures. She said that later a medical practitioner took photos of her but did not require her to be naked.

The bishop forwarded her complaint to Fr William Cosgrave, diocesan delegate, and wrote to the woman offering to contribute towards her counselling costs and to meet her. He paid 4,000 towards the counselling costs when a sum of 4,400 was sought.

Posted by kshaw at October 27, 2005 02:10 PM