October 12, 2005

Lawsuit filed against Anchorage priest


Tuesday, October 11, 2005 - by Megan Baldino

Anchorage, Alaska - A former Anchorage priest is once again being accused of sexually abusing a minor. In a lawsuit filed Tuesday in Anchorage court, a man claims Monsignor Francis Murphy sexually abused him as a teenager. The victim in this case is not being identified by name; instead, in the lawsuit, he is being referred to as “Joseph Doe,” but his alleged abuse is very similar to another case leveled against Murphy in 2003.

St. Patrick’s Church is where Joseph Doe allegedly met and then lived with Murphy.

“May well be the first case where the facts of Father Murphy come to light in a court of law,” said Ken Roosa (above right), attorney representing Joseph Doe.

According to the lawsuit filed in Anchorage Superior Court, Murphy sexually abused Doe when he was a teenager.

Posted by kshaw at October 12, 2005 07:42 AM