April 21, 2005

Woman accused dead priest of abuse


CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa Another lawsuit claiming sexual abuse by a priest has been filed against the Archdiocese of Dubuque.

The lawsuit names Patrick McElliott, who retired in the late 1970s and died in 1987.

The lawsuit was filed this week in U-S District Court in Cedar Rapids by a woman who alleges that she was abused by McElliott in 1963 while she a student at St. John's school in Waterloo.

Her lawsuit claims the church knew or should have known about McElliott and failed to take action.

Posted by kshaw at April 21, 2005 08:50 AM