A young man in Northern Ireland has reported to the police – PSNI – that he was drugged and raped by a priest in a presbytery in the North.
He has given a detailed statement to the PSNI.
The PSNI press office yesterday confirmed the report:
“Police received a third party report on January 31, 2020 regarding an incident at an address in Xxxxxxxxx in May 2019.
Enquiries were conducted, however, no offences have been disclosed at this time. ends”
The young man says that the rape was witnessed by “seminarians past and present”.
The young man has been in touch with me for some time and decided to report the matter to the police on my advice.
Like all rape victims he is afraid that he will not be believed.
The past and present seminarians who he alleges witnessed the rape have been named to the police.
As these seminarians are believed to be homosexually active one wonders if they will cooperate with the police and tell the truth?
Two days ago I wrote to the accused priest and his bishop.
TO THE PRIEST:
I have been contacted by a young man who claims that you drugged and sexually assaulted him in 2019.
He has reported the matter to the PSNI and has made a detailed statement to them.
Today, the PSNI have confirmed that such a complaint was submitted.
I wanted to ask for your response to this allegation.
+ Pat Buckley
TO THE BISHOP:
I’m a bit disappointed that I have not heard back from you about the Xxxxx Xxxxxx allegation.
The PSNI have confirmed that an incident was investigated:
“Police received a third party report on January 31, 2020, regarding an incident at an address in Xxxxxxxxx in May 2019.
Enquiries were conducted, however, no offences have been disclosed at this time”.
I am in contact with the alleged victim.
Do you know about this allegation and have you looked into it.
It concerns the gravest of matters and if true or partiallly true, rules the accused absolutely unsuitable for ministry.
You really need to clarify your knowledge and course of action on this matter.
Your brother bishop,
The Irish Catholic Church is bursting to the seams with filth and corruption.
I know I’m a voice crying in the wilderness.
RAPE VICTIM SUGGESTS I CONTACT EX SEMINARIAN BRENDAN MARSHALL.
“Have you ever tried contacting Brendan Marshall? He works for the BBC now. He gets some negativity on your blog now and again but I know him personally via other people. I actually reached out to him and he was very persuasive towards me contacting the bishop and the police and he was serious about it. I was very surprised as both Xxxx and Brendan are friends.
We spoke about your blog at the time and he told me that he didn’t know you, but interestingly told me that you were right in what you were doing as it has cleaned up the church and he seemed very much against priests in Armagh living double lives and was shocked to hear what I was telling him about my own experience.
You should perhaps try and get in contact with him and chat. Something tells me, he might speak to you about Armagh”.
I EMAIL BRENDAN:
A young man who alleges rape by a priest told me he talked to you.
He thought we should discuss his case?
But, for now, at least, I’m all there is 👀
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