April 21, 2005

Utah Supreme Court Revives Lawsuit Accusing Priest of Sexual Abuse


Apr. 21, 2005

The Utah Supreme Court, has unexpectedly revived a lawsuit ... that accuses a Catholic priest, of sexual abuse ... more than 30- years ago.

Father James Rapp ... was a teacher, at Judge Memorial High School ... in the early 1970's.

He's currently in prison ... for other sex crimes, in Oklahoma.

Utah brothers Charles and Ralph Colosimo, say ... Father Rapp abused them.

At the time ... they were 10- and 17- years old. The older brother ... was a student at Judge Memorial.

Lower courts, threw the case out ... because, the statute of limitations had expired.

The Supreme Court ... has now agreed to review the lower court dismissal.

Posted by kshaw at April 21, 2005 08:53 PM