Archdiocese: Abuse claim against dead priest deemed credible

Posted at 4:04 PM, Nov 11, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-11 16:04:19-05

DETROIT (AP) — The Archdiocese of Detroit says an allegation that a priest who died in 1994 sexually abused a child at some point has been found to be credible.

The archdiocese said in a news release Sunday that the complaint against Monsignor Thaddeus Ozog was brought to a review board and shared with prosecutors.

It says Ozog was ordained in 1956 and served as pastor or associate pastor at parishes in Detroit, Birmingham, Wayne, Waterford, Flat Rock and Hamtramck.

Ozog also served from 1959 to 1975 as an instructor, registrar, dean and rector at Sacred Heart Seminary in Detroit.

It isn’t clear if the allegation against Ozog came about as part of documents turned over by Roman Catholic dioceses across Michigan in a state investigation of sexual abuse by priests.