Archdiocese: molestation complaint can't come from third party
by Jolene Toves
Guam - John Toves continues to demand an appointment with Archbishop Anthony Apuron. Today he once again went to the chancery in hopes of scheduling a meeting but instead met with Father Adrian Cristobal who told him that a lawyer would be contacting him to make an appointment.
Toves is accusing the archbishop of sexually abusing his relative over thirty years ago. Despite these allegations however Toves admits that he had never spoken personally to his relative about the alleged abuse. According to Toves he obtained the information through fellow seminarians when he was in the seminary. At this point no victim has stepped forward.
The archbishop has said the allegations are untrue.
Late this afternoon the Archdiocese of Agana announced that the Review Board on the Policy of Sexual Misconduct convened to consider the complaint of sexual misconduct brought by Toves against the archbishop and determined that an investigation cannot be conducted based on the third party complaint received.