March 01, 2005

Settlement reached in sexual abuse case against Nome priest


Tuesday, March 1, 2005 - by Megan Baldino

Anchorage, Alaska - A settlement in the $1 million range has been reached in a child sexual abuse case against Father Jim Poole, a former priest from Nome.

Ken Roosa, the attorney for Elsie Boudreau, formerly identified as Jane Doe I, says lawyers on both sides of the case signed a binding agreement. Boudreau claims Poole sexually abused her repeatedly from the time she was 10 until she was 16 years old.

Poole was a Jesuit priest working for the Catholic diocese. He is best known for starting KNOM, the Catholic radio station in Nome.

Posted by kshaw at March 1, 2005 09:02 PM