New York City, N.Y., Oct 31, 2018 / 09:31 am
A New York auxiliary bishop has been credibly accused of sexual abuse, the Archdiocese of New York has reported. The bishop maintains his innocence.
Cardinal Timothy Dolan announced in an Oct. 29 letter to parishioners of a Bronx parish that Bishop John Jenik, 74 had been accused of "an allegation of inappropriate behavior with one person was brought against Bishop Jenik, who has served at Our Lady of Refuge since 1978."
"This was the first time any such allegation about him was ever made," Dolan added.
Dolan's letter, which was posted Oct. 31 on the Archdiocese of New York's website, explained that the claim was reviewed by the diocesan lay review board, which concluded "the evidence is sufficient to find the allegation credible and substantiated."