The Catholic archbishop of Atlanta has released bombshell documents naming over a dozen priests and other clergy in the Atlanta metro area accused of sexually abusing minors.
Channel 2’s Tom Regan went to the Cathedral of Christ the King in Buckhead, where three of the priests on the list once served at the most prominent church in the archdiocese.
Regan spoke to a victim, who said he was abused by one of those priests as a teenager in the 1970s at a different parish facility. The victim, who didn’t want to be identified, said the church never took his complaint seriously.
Now, decades later, its all coming to light.
Now 59 years old, the victim Regan spoke to said his jaw dropped when he saw the name of one of the priests on the list, which was released Tuesday night.
The victim said Father Jacob Bollmer ask him to strip at his home in St. Joseph Village while the victim was in high school. He said he remembers Bollmer telling him to close the window shades and undress.
“He asked me to stand up in the middle of the room and pull my pants down,” the victim said. “He’s in his lounge chair reclining back, and I’m standing in the middle of the room and I’m 15 years old and he says, ‘Spin around.'”
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