January 05, 2006

Former Lubbock Chaplain Fired After Abuse Allegations


A former chaplain at Covenant Medical Center, suspended in 2002 after allegations of sexual abuse, was back to work in Pennsylvania on Wednesday ... until KAMC-28 contacted his employer.

Father Anthony Eremito, a priest under the New York Catholic Diocese, worked at Covenant Medical Center from the late 1990`s until 2002. That`s when he was formally suspended from the church, and from his job as chaplain, because of allegations of sexual abuse against him.

Father John Bambrick, now a priest himself in New Jersey, claims Eremito abused him when he was just 15-years-old.

"I was molested by Eremito in 1980," Bambrick told KAMC-28 on Wednesday. "Those of us who are survivors have the responsibility to other children to continue to be advocates on their behalf."

Posted by kshaw at January 5, 2006 08:56 AM