May 24, 2005

Judge dismisses lawsuit against the Rev. Zoghby

Mobile Register

Tuesday, May 24, 2005
Staff Reporter
In a curt, 27-word order issued late Monday, a Mobile judge dismissed -- "with prejudice" -- a civil suit alleging that a Catholic priest made sexual advances toward a woman in November 2001.

Mobile County Circuit Judge Ferrill McRae dismissed the case brought against the Rev. Paul Zoghby by parishioner Stephanie Hughes, 54.

In her suit, filed in June 2004, Hughes alleged that when Zoghby was at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Mobile he approached her from behind and physically grabbed and groped her buttocks "in an intimate and sexual manner."

Posted by kshaw at May 24, 2005 08:27 AM