These are the words used by Mount Saint Benedict in responding to a viral Facebook video of a woman claiming she was sexually assaulted by a priest from the Mount from age seven to 12.
The Mount said the monk against whom the allegations were made is formerly associated with the Mount Saint Benedict Monastery and St Bede’s Vocational School.
The Mount Saint Benedict said it took the allegations raised in the video very seriously and strongly condemned harassment and abuse of any kind.
We shall be in contact with the young woman concerning the contents of the video and we extend our prayers and support to her at this time,” the Mount stated.
In the ten minute video posted on Facebook by online news site T&T Hardcore News, the woman alleged that the rape occurred at St Bede’s Vocational School.