May 18, 2006

Archdiocese faces new charge

Cincinnati Enquirer

The Archdiocese of Cincinnati launched an investigation Wednesday into a sexual-abuse allegation against its personnel director.

Church officials said they hired a private investigator after a fired church employee accused Vince Frasher, his former boss, of abusing him when he was young.

The accusations were broadcast Sunday in a report on WCPO-TV (Channel 9). The report quoted a police interview with Frasher's accuser, Alex Henties, in which Henties claims Frasher abused him.

Henties, 32, said the abuse took place while he was growing up in Montgomery and continued for several years.

Church officials say Frasher, who is on vacation and could not be reached, denies the allegations. They say they also have a letter, signed by Henties in April, denying any abuse took place.

Posted by kshaw at May 18, 2006 05:37 AM