Bellarmine acknowledges abuse accusation as credible

September 11, 2012 5:51:00 PM PDT
Bellarmine College Preparatory in San Jose Tuesday acknowledged a credible accusation of sexual abuse against a student by a Jesuit four decades ago.

Bellarmine has released a letter it has sent to alumni about the alleged incident, which took place in the 1960s. In the letter, President Paul Sheridan says he has met with the former student, who boarded at the school, to apologize and express support for him. It also encourages other who may have been abused to seek a path to healing.

The letter was sent to students who went to the school from 1964-1974, when the Jesuit lived on campus.