October 27, 2005

10 girls claimed they had been sexually molested

One in Four

Fr James Grennan (deceased):

In 1988, 10 girls alleged they had been sexually molested by Fr James Grennan while he heard their Confessions on the altar in the parish church of Monageer.

The girls, aged 12-13, made the complaint to the principal of Monageer national school, Pat Higgins, who contacted the South Eastern Health Board. It in turn sent a social worker to speak to the girls, and then arranged for Dr Geraldine Nolan, director of the newly established validation unit in Waterford, to interview them.

Dr Nolan reported on May 5th, 1988, that Fr Grennan's actions in many cases had been going on for two or three years.

Posted by kshaw at October 27, 2005 03:19 PM