May 19, 2006

More Abuse Allegations Against Cincinnati Archdiocese

Fox 19

May 19, 2006 09:01 AM EDT

The personnel director for the Cincinnati Archdiocese is on administrative leave because a former church employee is accusing him of abuse. The Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests or "SNAP" is calling for the county prosecutor to investigate.

31 year old Alex Henties is currently serving a two year prison sentence on drug charges but from prison he's causing quite a stir in the Catholic Church. S.N.A.P. wants Prosecutor Joe Deters to investigate allegations Henties was abused by the Church's personnel director, Vince Frasher. "This isn't a priest that they're covering for now, this is a lay person." says SNAP's Christy Miller.

The archdiocese says it has a letter written by Henties saying exactly the opposite: "I have never been abused in such a way as this and have never been abused by Vince whatsoever or at all." But the church still plans to investigate what they call serious allegations. "We have a letter written by him but we haven't talked to him, that's part of what needs to be done in this investigation." says Archdiocese spokesman Dan Andriacco.

Posted by kshaw at May 19, 2006 08:30 AM