February 19, 2005

Priest sues own diocese, alleging abuse by cleric as teen

Fox 2

PITTSBURGH A Roman Catholic priest in Pennsylvania says he's among those who are victims of predatory priests.

The Reverend John Nesbella is suing his own diocese, saying he was sexually abused as a teen by a now-deceased priest who taught at his high school.

Nesbella was placed on a leave of absence Friday after filing the lawsuit this week. He alleges he was abused more than 25 years ago at a rectory operated by the Altoona-Johnstown diocese.

Posted by kshaw at February 19, 2005 07:36 PM