July 13, 2005

Wisconsin court tosses priest abuse claim

World Peace Herald

By United Press International
Published July 13, 2005

MILWAUKEE -- The Wisconsin Supreme Court ruled Wednesday there's no proof the Archdiocese of Milwaukee knew the late Rev. George Nuedling was abusing children.

The ruling means a plaintiff identified as John Doe 67F cannot sue the archdiocese over allegations Nuedling abused him from 1960-62. The man, whose name is being concealed, claims the archdiocese knew about the molestation and moved Nuedling to a different parish, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.

John Doe 67F was one of 10 people who filed civil lawsuits against the archdiocese and a St. John the Evangelist Church in Twin Lakes, Wis., in 2002 for ignoring abuse by Nuedling over a 20-year period.

Posted by kshaw at July 13, 2005 04:37 PM