The head of the Los Angeles Archdiocese says he´s been accused of sexual abuse. Cardinal Roger Mahony says a Fresno woman is accusing him of sexually abusing her when she was a student at a Catholic high school in the 1970s. Mahony was a priest in Fresno at the time.
Mahony denies the woman´s allegations and says he has called for both church and law enforcement officials to investigate.
Mahony made the revelation in a three-page statement faxed to The Associated Press.
In it, Mahony said “Such false allegations are hurtful and troubling to me, yet I continue to pray fervently for those who make them.´´
Mahony says to the best of his knowledge, he´s never met the woman.