April 26, 2005

Justices to review sexual abuse case

Salt Lake Tribune

The Utah Supreme Court will review the case of two brothers who allege they were sexually abused by a priest in Salt Lake City after the Catholic Church did nothing to stop a known pedophile.
The Utah Court of Appeals ruled Ralph and Charles Colosimo waited too long to file their lawsuit over alleged abuse by former priest and Judge Memorial Catholic High School teacher James F. Rapp in the 1970s.
State laws give victims a limited amount of time after turning 18 or discovering the abuse to file. The brothers - now in their 40s - had argued they did not discover Rapp's history of molestation until it was publicized in a May 2002 article in The Washington Post.

Posted by kshaw at April 26, 2005 07:35 AM