‘I can’t recall all the circumstances, but it was simply a misunderstanding’
Irish Independent – A Catholic priest charged with child rape has claimed that it was “simply a misunderstanding” and that it “happened by accident”.
John A Sarro was charged by a grand jury earlier this week in Delaware, the first time the US state has brought criminal molestation charges against a Catholic priest.
The 76-year-old is accused of first-degree unlawful sexual intercourse and second-degree unlawful sexual contact.
He is accused of having oral sex with a girl younger than 16 more than 25 years ago.
“I can’t recall all the circumstances, but it was simply a misunderstanding,” Mr Sarro told The News Journal of Wilmington.
Mr Sarro’s indictment alleges he “intentionally” touched the girl’s breasts, and engaged in “sexual intercourse” and “oral sex”.
He said: “It was a simple matter of me being involved. I wasn’t really involved with anybody.”
He added: “It was something that happened by accident.” Read the rest here.