January 11, 2006

Woman Claims Father Fathered Her Child


Suzanne Le Mignot

(CBS) CHICAGO A young mother says Father Jason Martin is a father alright. A woman accuses him of promising to leave the priesthood. CBS 2's Suzanne LeMignot reports on the woman’s claim that instead he left her, and their new baby.

"He just played house and then decided to play priest again," said Sandra Ring talking about the man she dated in high school and reconnected with in 2003. His name is Fr. Jason Martin.

"He told me that he had thought a lot about me over the years and he told me [that] had our relationship progressed he wouldn't have even gone into the priesthood," said Ring.

Fr. Martin left the religious order of the Discalced Carmelite Friars. He started living with Ring. He even proposed, setting a wedding date.

Posted by kshaw at January 11, 2006 08:45 AM