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Statement on Today’s Nine-count indictment against Fr. Geoff Drew

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August 19, 2019; Cincinnati, Ohio

Today, the Archdiocese of Cincinnati learned that a Hamilton County Grand Jury returned a nine-count indictment against Fr. Geoff Drew stemming from alleged crimes during his time at St. Jude Parish, where he served as music director 1984-1999. The Archdiocese of Cincinnati was made aware of these allegations after Archbishop Schnurr removed Fr. Drew as pastor of St. Ignatius of Loyola Parish on July 23. We have fully cooperated with this investigation and will continue to do so.

The protection of young people is of paramount importance and can never be compromised. We urge anyone who has any information regarding the accusations against Fr. Geoff Drew to please report it to Cincinnati Police Detective Dana Jones in the Personal Crimes Unit at 513-352-6947 or dana.jones@cincinnati-oh.gov.

Let us continue to pray for the healing of all victims of the horrific sin of sexual abuse.

• Fr. Geoff Drew’s employment history: http://www.catholiccincinnati.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/Fr.-Geoff-Drew-Employment-Assignment-Overview.pdf
• Fr. Geoff Drew, sequence of events: http://www.catholiccincinnati.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/Fr.-Geoff-Drew-Sequence-of-Events.pdf

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