October 21, 2005

Another former Alaska priest accused of sexual abuse


Thursday, October 20, 2005 - by Megan Baldino

Anchorage, Alaska - A Jesuit superior, Rev. John Whitney, describes a recent string of clergy sex abuse lawsuits filed against his order as “a tough time.”

Another Jesuit, Rev. James Laudwein, is accused of abusing a young woman in Alaska in 1980. According to Whitney, Laudwein also fathered a child in Alaska.

According to a lawsuit filed in Bethel today, in 1980, a woman only identified as “Jana Doe” was sexually abused by Laudwein in the confessional in St. Marys School chapel.

Posted by kshaw at October 21, 2005 08:43 AM