January 30, 2006

Fliers warn of freed abuser

The Press-Enterprise

12:20 AM PST on Monday, January 30, 2006

By SHARON McNARY / The Press-Enterprise

Pat Olivas spent Sunday morning warning worshippers that a former priest convicted of child molestation was living nearby after his release last week from prison.

Olivas, 40, handed fliers to drivers leaving Mass at St. Joseph the Worker Church in Loma Linda.

The fliers depict Edward Anthony Rodrigue, whom Olivas accuses in a lawsuit of molesting him while a priest at St. George Catholic Church in Ontario in the late 1970s.

Meanwhile, inside St. Joseph the Worker Church, the Rev. Ignatius Rodrigues warned attendees at the 11 a.m. Mass to watch for the man they knew as "Father Tony."

Posted by kshaw at January 30, 2006 08:06 AM