Friday, August 27, 2010

A second dead priest accused in Lansing

Rev. John Slowey died in 1968. That did not stop the Catholic church from settling a $250K claim that he molested a 5-year-old boy back in 50s. They publically acknowledged the claim today.

David Mittleman, a lawyer for the victim, said his client says he was about 5 or 6 years old when he was molested by Slowey at the St. Vincent orphanage, where the man and his siblings were placed from June 1954 to March 1955. Slowey died in 1983 at age 68.

Read more: Another Lansing priest accused of molestation

Rev. John Martin was accused earlier in the week. If I were a man from Lansing and about 60years old, I would be reexamining my repressed memories. They could be profitable.