March 14, 2005

Jury Selection Begins In Alleged Pedophile Priest Case


Jury selection begins Monday in a sex abuse case against the Oakland Diocese. Two former altar boys allege church leaders allowed a known pedophile priest to molest them in the late 1970s and early 1980s at Saint Ignatius Church.

The Alameda County lawsuit and a separate suit in San Francisco this week are the first two civil cases to reach trial under a 2002 state law.

Posted by kshaw at March 14, 2005 06:07 PM