February 18, 2006

Report of rape by priest filed

The Marietta Times

By Justin McIntosh, jmcintosh@mariettatimes.com

After receiving counseling and pastoral care from the Steubenville diocese for the last 11 years, Carol Zamonski, 42, of Columbus, filed a police report with the Athens Police Department last week. In an Associated Press article, Zamonski said she went public with the allegation to inspire others to come forward.

The police report states Zamonski was raped from 1963 to 1966, though it wasn’t until 12 years ago that she started remembering the abuse.

“At that young age, I just figured my parents knew this was happening and that it was OK with them,” she said.

Posted by kshaw at February 18, 2006 08:47 AM