November 30, 2005

Past student settles suit against Jesuits, high school for $95,000

The Oregonian

Wednesday, November 30, 2005
A former Jesuit High School student who claimed that a teacher molested him in the 1980s has settled his lawsuit for $95,000.

The anonymous plaintiff, who sued under the initials "J.T.," settled with the school as well as the Oregon Province of the Society of Jesus, the Northwest branch of the Catholic religious order commonly known as the Jesuits.

The Rev. John Schwartz, whom J.T. accused of sexual abuse, was a Jesuit priest who taught at the school.

Schwartz, who left the school in 1987, denies wrongdoing.

Schwartz is no longer a member of the Jesuits and was working as a parish priest in Marin County in the Archdiocese of San Francisco when J.T. filed his suit in Multnomah County in October.

Posted by kshaw at November 30, 2005 06:57 AM