October 06, 2005

Jury verdict stands in Vosen lawsuit

Janesville Gazette

(Published Thursday, October 6, 2005 11:51:23 AM CDT)

By Mike DuPre'
Gazette Staff

A jury voted unanimously in August that a young Janesville man was telling the truth when he accused a parish priest of sexual assaulting him.

On Wednesday, the judge in the case refused to reverse the jury's decision.

In March 2004, the Rev. Gerald Vosen filed a defamation lawsuit against the 26-year-old man, who had told Catholic Church authorities that Vosen sexually assaulted him when he was in fifth and sixth grade at St. John Vianney Catholic School in Janesville.

In August, the jury scuttled Vosen's lawsuit when it determined that the young man's charges were substantially true.

Posted by kshaw at October 6, 2005 07:11 PM