March 01, 2005

Lawsuit Filed Against Priest


A new child molestation lawsuit has been filed against the Archdiocese of Dubuque.

A co-chair for the support group called "SNAP," or the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests, says the suit was filed against Father William Goltz in Fayette County for a sexual abuse incident that allegedly happened in 1954.

A co-founder for the northeast Iowa chapter of "SNAP" says she applauds the victim's courage, and hopes this lawsuit will encourage more survivors of priest molestation to come forward.

Posted by kshaw at March 1, 2005 08:47 PM