July 04, 2005

London diocese named in suit

London Free Press


2005-07-04 02:07:52

TORONTO -- The diocese of London, the Vatican and the College of Cardinals are among those named in a sex abuse lawsuit to be filed this week in Cornwall.

LeDroit Beckett, a London firm, is filing the suit on behalf of Andrien St. Louis, who claims he was abused by a Roman Catholic bishop and priest.

Retired bishop Eugene LaRocque, who lives in Windsor, and a deceased priest, Donald Scott, are named in the suit.

The Holy See, the College of Cardinals, Aloysius Cardinal Ambrozic of Toronto, the diocese of Alexandria-Cornwall and the diocese of London are accused of negligence and vicarious liability of their employees.

None of these allegations have been proven in court.

Ledroit has scheduled a news conference for tomorrow in Cornwall to announce the new suits.

The Alexandria-Cornwall diocese already faces two $3.1-million lawsuits alleging sexual abuse by a former priest.

Posted by kshaw at July 4, 2005 04:39 AM