Advocacy Groups Call For Investigation Into Archdiocese Of Cincinnati
The trial for a Cincinnati priest accused of raping a child is set for April of 2021. Former Father Geoffrey Drew is accused of raping an altar boy between 1988 and 1991 when he was the music minister at St. Jude School in Green Township.
Members of Concerned Catholics of Cincinnati, Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (SNAP) and Cincinnati Voice of the Faithful wrote an op-ed in the Enquirer calling for an investigation into the Archdiocese of Cincinnati for its handling of Fr. Drew's case. They claim there were complaints about Drew spanning 30 years.
Joining Cincinnati Edition to discuss the op-ed and their calls for changes to Ohio's law to protect children from abuse are Concerned Catholics of Cincinnati Committee Member Teresa Dinwiddie-Herrmann; Child USAdvocacy Executive Director Kathryn Robb; and Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (SNAP) Executive Director Zach Hiner.