February 18, 2005

Archdiocese target of the latest sex abuse trial involving the church

HOUSTON (TX)
ABC 13

ABC13 Eyewitness News
(02/18/05 - HOUSTON) Allegations of past sexual abuse are coming back to haunt the Galveston-Houston archdiocese.

Pablo Lopez claims he was sexually assaulted by a Houston seminary student eight years ago when he was a 15-year-old altar boy at Saint Francis de Sales church in Sharpstown

Lopez filed a lawsuit accusing the archbishop of covering up the crime by helping the seminary student flee the country.

Two other men have stepped forward to accuse the same seminary student of sex abuse. They've filed a lawsuit, claiming Archbishop Joseph Fiorenza helped their abuser leave the country.

Posted by kshaw at February 18, 2005 08:12 AM