Clergy Abuse Victims Urged To Come Forward
By Rebekah Rae. CREATED Nov 2, 2014
OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) A former pastor who served at an Omaha church is accused of sexually abusing a minor. Two years after his death, the church announced a priest thousands trusted is accused of sex crimes.
"We treat it as a credible allegation," said Deacon Tim McNeil. Friday, the archdiocese announced Reverend Anthony Palmese may have sexually abused a child in Omaha 30 years ago. Palmese served as an associate pastor at Holy Ghost from 1984 to 1985.
"We want parents and parishioners and the public to know about these men," said David Clohessy. He's the director of the survivors network of those abused by priests, otherwise known as SNAP.
Sunday, he passed out fliers at Saint Cecilia church, warning catholic parishioners of possible predators. He fears more victims may be hiding. "Even though some of the crimes may have happened a long, long time ago, ...