Monday, July 30, 2012

Philly's Catholic Archdiocese Hit With No.10 Civil Suit in 12 Months

Catholic Archdiocese of Philadelphia Sued for Another Church Sex Scandal
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Philly's Catholic Archdiocese Hit With No.10 Civil Suit in 12 Months
A Pennsylvania man, now 29, sued the Catholic Archdiocese of Philadelphia on last Wednesday for alleged sexual abuse by a priest. This marks the 10th civil suit filed against the church since a 2011 grand jury report detailed sexual abuse by clergy in the area.

The suit names the Rev. John R. Liggio, the archdiocese and the Order of St. Augustine. It alleges a priest at suburban Malvern Preparatory School sexually abused a youth in 1997 and 1998. The student was under the age of 16 at the time of the alleged abuse. This lawsuit seeks more than $50,000 in damages.
"He did so by using physical, intellectual, moral, emotional and psychological force," according to the lawsuit filed in Philadelphia's Common Pleas Court.
A sweeping sex abuse scandal has rocked the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, the nation's sixth largest with 1.5 million members.
Read full report at Church Scandal Report

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