Father John Asare-Dankwah
Archdiocese of New Orleans
- Blessed Trinity Catholic Church (New Orleans, LA)
- St. Peter Claver Catholic Church (New Orleans, LA)
Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations against Father John Asare-Dankwah:
Fr. John Asare-Dankwah was accused of sexually abusing and assaulting a minor during a church retreat in 2008. According to media reports, the victim served as a youth minister and lector at Blessed Trinity Catholic Church in New Orleans, Louisianna where Asare served as a pastor at the time.
The victim attended a 7-day church retreat that took place in Montgomery, Alabama in which Asare attended as well. Media reports state that according to the victim, on the fifth day of the seven-day retreat, Asare approached the boy during penance inside of the chapel. The priest allegedly pulled his pants down and exposed himself before directing the victim to come to him. The victim says they refused the advances twice before Asare grabbed him and pulled the victim into contact with his body. Asare then allegedly held the victim down and raped the youth and then the following morning, beat him for his “sins”.
Asare has denied all of the allegations against him. However, the organization has removed Asare from service and it is said that there will be an investigation pending.
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