March 18, 2005

Academy's Lawyers: Alleged Abuse Victim Can't Sue


POSTED: 9:02 pm CST March 18, 2005
UPDATED: 9:09 pm CST March 18, 2005

FORT SMITH, Ark. -- Lawyers for Subiaco Academy are arguing that a man who says he was abused by a priest who taught at the Catholic school can't file suit because the statute of limitations is up.

The Catholic school filed a response in federal court to a suit filed earlier this month by the accuser. The accuser's suit claimed he was abused from 1976 to 1979. The priest and school are named as defendants.

The priest no longer teaches at the northern Arkansas school, but still lives and works there.

Posted by kshaw at March 18, 2005 09:28 PM