Parishioners Calling for Change after Second Priest Suspended on Sexual Abuse Allegations
By Jasmyn Durham
March 18, 2018
A second Saginaw priest is facing sexual abuse allegations in less than a month.
The Catholic Diocese of Saginaw released a statement this weekend, saying they received a complaint against 72-year-old Father Ronald Dombrowski.
Father Dombrowski was suspended from ministry while he is being investigated, and Saginaw worshipers say they want change.
Saginaw resident Dan Renner say although he doesn't know Father Dombrowski or the victim, he knows a lot of people of the Catholic faith.
"Kids and people that I know went to them in the 70's and the 80's and it's just very sad.”
Renner says the church is supposed to be a sacred place.
"We should be able to trust them, confide in them and it's just really, really scary."
The allegations seem to continue to grow. Father Bob Deland, also a part of the Diocese of Saginaw, is waiting to stand trial after being charged with three felonies on sexual abuse allegations.
The diocese says they suspended Father Dombrowski as a precautionary measure and the information has been turned over to law enforcement for further investigation.