February 17, 2005

Women Claim Sex Abuse At Hands Of Local Priests


By Tim Lewis

Yakima -
It all happened in 1962.

Then, 10 years old, Rose Lamey was attending bible class at Saint Aloysius Church in Toppenish when, according to court documents, Father Michael Simpson removed Rose and her sister Mary from class and took them to another room in the building.

Simpson then allegedly physically and sexually abused the girls.

Now, 43 years later -- and all grown up -- Rose is ready to tell her story and take it to court.

She's filed a laswsuit against the Yakima Diocese -- seeking payment for the years of physical, mental and emotional damage -- claiming the diocese knew about the abuse and took no action to stop or control it...

Posted by kshaw at February 17, 2005 06:23 AM