March 25, 2005

Accuser demands ex-Nolan worker be forced from job

Fort Worth Star-Telegram

By Darren Barbee
Star-Telegram Staff Writer

FORT WORTH - A 33-year-old Texas man who said he was groped by a Nolan Catholic High School employee in the late 1980s is demanding that the man be forced out of a Roman Catholic school in Missouri where he now works.

"I was angry and shocked that this guy is still around kids," he said Thursday.

The Star-Telegram is not identifying the man because he says he was a victim of sexual abuse. The Fort Worth Roman Catholic Diocese has spent thousands of dollars on counseling for the man.

The former Nolan employee is a brother in the Marianist religious order and had a position of authority over children when he worked at Nolan. He will not be suspended from the Missouri school while an investigation is conducted, said Brother Stephen Glodek, head of the U.S. Marianist Province in St. Louis.

The former Nolan employee is not being identified because he has not been charged with a crime. A telephone call seeking comment from the man was returned Thursday by a spokeswoman for the Marianist order.

Posted by kshaw at March 25, 2005 08:14 AM