May 14, 2005

Man alleges abuse


A man sued the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of St. Louis on Friday, alleging that
the church should have protected him from a sexually abusive Catholic priest.

John Doe KK, as he is referred to in the suit, says in the suit that the Rev.
Norman Christian repeatedly sexually abused him between 1974 and 1976, when the
13- to 15-year-old was an altar boy at St. George's parish in Affton.

The man is now in his 40s and lives out of state.

Christian died in October. He was removed from the St. William Catholic Church
in Woodson Terrace in 1995 after an allegation of sexual abuse.

Posted by kshaw at May 14, 2005 02:07 PM