October 03, 2005

Man settles lawsuit over alleged priest abuse


CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa A settlement has been reached in a lawsuit alleging sexual abuse by a priest.

The lawsuit was filed last year by Daniel Ortmann, of Cedar Rapids, against the Dubuque archdiocese and the Rev. William Schwartz.

Details of the settlement were not released, but the diocese paid a 100-thousand dollar settlement to Ortmann in January.

Ortmann claimed Schwartz sexually abused him in 1983 while he was an eighth-grader at Saint Jude's Catholic school in Cedar Rapids. The suit also alleges Schwartz later intimidated Ortmann from discussing the abuse.

Posted by kshaw at October 3, 2005 02:35 PM