Recent Posts in Clergy Abuse Category

Victim Settles in Priest Abuse Lawsuit Against El Paso Catholic Diocese and Jesuit Society

A now adult male, whose identity has remained protected as John Doe, in a sexual abuse lawsuit against the El Paso Catholic Diocese and Jesuit Society that stemmed from abuse that allegedly occurred ...

Child Victim of Church Elder Called "Home Wrecker" by Church Leaders

As reported by the Courthouse News Service, the mother of a young girl that was sexually abused by a church elder, has filed a lawsuit naming several members of the East Side United Methodist church ...

Lawsuit: Church Knew Priest "Preyed on Underage Girls"

As reported by the Courier Post Online, the Diocese of Camden is at the center of a priest abuse lawsuit in which the plaintiff has stated that church officials failed to protect her from a ...

Priest Accused of Abuse in a Salinas High School

The Californian has reported that Palma High in Salinas has been named, along with a former teacher and the teacher’s former religious order, in a priest abuse lawsuit filed by a man that ...

Alleged in Lawsuit: Catholic School Hid Sexual Abuse for Nearly 40 Years

Two brothers have filed a sexual abuse lawsuit accusing St. Mary’s Abbey for failing to protect them from two priests on their Catholic school campus, though they had reported the abuse to the ...

Girl, Adopted at 14 by Priest, Sues for Sexual Abuse

As read in the Courthouse News Service, a woman has filed a lawsuit naming the United Methodist Church for its failure to protect her from a pastor that adopted her, molested her, impregnated her ...

Repressed Memory and Fraudulent Concealment in Priest Abuse Lawsuit

As reported by The Inquirer for Philly.com a victim of priest abuse has filed a lawsuit naming the Diocese of Camden, claiming repressed memories from the early 1970s have caused a “late ...

Priest Caretaker Recalls Abuse, Files Lawsuit

While an elderly priest has already been the subject of a $6 million payout for the Catholic Diocese of Belleville on a sexual abuse charge, now his caretaker has recollections of abuse, and has filed ...

Diocese Sued for Covering Up Priest's Proclivity for Abuse

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Charlotte is facing a lawsuit for its alleged concealment of a former priest's sexual abuse, and for conspiring with others, as reported by the Salisbury Post. The suit, ...

9 Years of Litigation Ends With Rejected Church Appeal in Priest Abuse Case

Bloomberg Business Week has reported that the Illinois Supreme Court, ending 9 years of litigation and finalizing a $5 million award for a victim, has rejected the Belleville diocese’s request for an ...

Diocese Wants 40-Year-Old Complaint Dismissed

Attorneys for the La Crosse Roman Catholic Diocese are asking the courts to toss out a sex abuse lawsuit, as reported by the La Crosse Tribune, because the complaint is based on misrepresentation of a ...

Lawsuit: Church Knew of Music Minister’s Past Abuse

A lawsuit filed in Buncombe County Superior Court, by the parent’s of an abused girl, alleges that a music minister, and the church officials that hired him, were duplicitous in hiding a history of ...

Homosexual? A Priest “Helps” by Abusing

According to The Daily Nonpareil in Council Bluffs, Iowa, and KETV Omaha News, a former youth pastor, that told teens that he could help them with homosexual urges by having sexual contact, has been ...

Diocese Settles Over “Lawn Man” and Priest Abuse

The family of a sexual-abuse victim, now deceased, has settled with the Roman Catholic Diocese of Bridgeport for $200,000 in a case that involved allegations against a church gardener and a priest. ...

Archdiocese Named in Sexual Abuse Lawsuit, Priest now Deceased

As the Archdiocese of Philadelphia deals with 21 of their priests suspended to investigate allegations of the sexual abuse of minors, Jeff Anderson, a sexual-abuse attorney from Minnesota, has added a ...

Mexican Citizen Allowed Clergy Abuse Trial in States

In a landmark decision a U.S. federal judge has ruled that a Mexican citizen can file a clergy abuse lawsuit against a priest – who is also a Mexican citizen – in the U.S., though the abuse occurred ...

Youth Minister Center of Abuse Lawsuit

Point Loma Nazarene is being sued for unspecified monetary compensation because they placed a ministry student in a pastor’s home, 30 years ago, but neglected to tell the family that the student had a ...