April 10, 2006

Sagianw Diocese deals with sex abuse allegation


SAGINAW (WJRT) - (04/10/06)-- New information has come to light today on the sex abuse allegations that have stunned a local Roman Catholic Church.

A Zilwaukee priest, Father Richard Szafranski, is on leave after being accused by a woman of sexual misconduct.

The victim says it happened nearly 30 years ago.

The Saginaw Catholic Diocese held a news conference earlier this morning.

Bishop Robert Carlson released very little this morning. It is still uncertain how the priest met the young woman who was 16 or 17 at the time. Father Szafranski apparently was 27-years-old., but it's not been made clear if he was ordained then.

The bishop didn't know where, or how many times this inappropriate relationship happened.

Posted by kshaw at April 10, 2006 12:05 PM