Archdiocese Dismisses Accused Seminarian

Baltimore Sun
January 12, 1995

BALTIMORE — A 22-year-old seminarian who worked at five area Roman Catholic churches was dismissed by the Archdiocese of Baltimore last month amid allegations that he had molested an adolescent boy, an archdiocese spokesman said.

The archdiocese identified the seminarian as Brian Olkowski, who had been a youth counselor and substitute teacher at Calvert Hall High School in Towson, a seminarian at St. Paul's in Ellicott City and Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church in Middle River, a youth minister at the Annunciation Roman Catholic Church in Rosedale and a confirmation teacher at his home church, St. Michael's of Overlea. Bill Blaul, an archdiocesan spokesman, said that information about the alleged molestation was distributed in church and school newsletters over the weekend and that a criminal investigation was being conducted. Mr. Olkowski's attorney, Domenick Iamele, refused to discuss the allegations but said the church's disclosure of them was "un-Christlike."

Anyone with questions or information about the matter was asked to call the chancellor of the archdiocese, Monsignor W. Francis Malooly, at 547-5446.


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