March 02, 2005

Ex-Student Claims Sex Abuse At Subiaco Academy

Times Record

By Amy Sherrill

A former student of Subiaco Academy is suing the school and one of its priests in federal court in connection with alleged sexual abuse in the late 1970s.

It is the first lawsuit filed in Arkansas accusing a priest of sexual abuse, according to the office of the Vicar General with the diocese in Little Rock.

Joffre J. Miller of Texas filed a lawsuit against Subiaco Academy and the Rev. Nicholas Fuhrmann on Thursday in U.S. District Court for the Western District of Arkansas.

Miller alleges that Fuhrmann sexually molested him from 1976-79, while Fuhrmann was his teacher and boxing coach, court document states.

Posted by kshaw at March 2, 2005 10:44 AM