March 02, 2006

Brothers testify against former priest

ABC 12

By Terry Camp
Mid Michigan - (03/01/06)--Disturbing testimony came out of a molestation case in Bay City Wednesday. The accused is a former Catholic priest. His accusers are three brothers who are also members of his family.

It was last month when 44-year-old John Rabideau, a former priest, was arrested in Columbia and brought back to Bay City. Wednesday, he was in court to face charges that were initially filed in 1998.

Rabideau, a Midland native, was a seminarian in the Catholic Church when the alleged abuse took place back in 1985 and 1987.

Wednesday, a courtroom was full of family and friends. The accusers are all children of Rabideau's sister. We are not identifying the accusers. The first to take the stand talked about the summer of 1985.

Posted by kshaw at March 2, 2006 06:35 AM