January 25, 2021
By Madeline Kenney and Stefano Esposito
Attorneys for the longtime St. Sabina Church pastor, though, have vehemently shot down the accusations, calling them “false attacks … motivated by greed.”
Two brother on Monday shared details of sexual abuse they say they suffered at the hands of the Rev. Michael Pfleger over four decades ago. Attorneys for the longtime St. Sabina Church pastor have vehemently shot down the accusations, calling them “false attacks … motivated by greed.” Ashlee Rezin Garcia/Sun-Times
Two brothers on Monday detailed sexual abuse they say they suffered at the hands of the Rev. Michael Pfleger more than four decades ago, with one saying the abuse “destroyed my life.”
But attorneys for the longtime St. Sabina Church pastor have blasted the accusations as “false attacks . . . motivated by greed.”
The men, who are in their 60s and now live in Texas, said at a news conference that Pfleger molested them dozens of times, starting in the 1970s. It allegedly began when they were in the choir at Precious Blood Church on the West Side and continued for years at the Mundelein Seminary as well as two other churches, including St. Sabina Church, where Pfleger has served as pastor since 1981.
Neither brother ever told anyone about the abuse, they said, including each other, until this month.
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