January 19, 2006

Four More Abuse Suits Filed Against Archdiocese


(AP) DENVER Four more men filed lawsuits Wednesday against the Archdiocese of Denver and Harold Robert White, joining 22 others who have accused the priest of sexual abuse.

Randy Becker and three other men, referred to as John Doe in the lawsuits, allege they were abused as boys by White and that the archdiocese knew of the abuse and did nothing to stop it, other than transferring White to different parishes.

One of the John Does alleges the abuse happened in either 1959 or 1960 -- before White became a priest. The man claims White was still a seminarian at the time. White was ordained into the priesthood on June 4, 1960.

Douglas Tisdale, attorney for White, said he was unable to comment on the new lawsuits at this time.

Posted by kshaw at January 19, 2006 06:55 AM