Montreal sexual abuse victim says Catholic clergy interrogated him, looking for inconsistencies in his story

CBC News

June 20, 2019

By Leah Hendry

Montreal archdiocese’s internal investigation held in building where man had been abused by priest as a child

A.B. says he had no idea what he was walking into when he was asked by the auxiliary bishop of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Montreal to attend a meeting with church officials in late 2016.

He’d recently come forward to make a police complaint about the years of sexual abuse he’d endured as a child at the hands of a Montreal priest.

He was told the Church now needed to do its own internal investigation of the matter.

“It seemed like it was just going to be a normal day, to go talk to people,” the man said in an exclusive interview with CBC/Radio-Canada. He is known by the initials A.B., as his identity is protected under a court publication ban.

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