November 04, 2005

Loveland man files abuse suit

The Daily Reporter-Herald

By Pamela Dickman
The Daily Reporter-Herald

A Loveland man has sued a Catholic diocese and a religious order for sexual abuse he alleges occurred at the hands of a teacher at his Catholic high school.
Donald Jesik of Loveland and four other Colorado men filed the suits Thursday against the Diocese of Pueblo and the Marianists Province of the United States, each seeking more than $10 million in damages.

They claim Brother William Mueller sexually assaulted them at Roncalli High School in Pueblo sometime from the late 1960s to when the Catholic school closed in 1971.

The lawsuits, filed in 11th Judicial District Court, allege Mueller lured students into the band room under the guise of participating in a science experiment, placed an ether-soaked cloth over their mouths and noses, then sexually assaulted them.

Posted by kshaw at November 4, 2005 09:01 PM