January 21, 2006

Prisoner files suit against priest

Lowell Sun


LOWELL -- An MCI-Shirley inmate has filed a lawsuit against convicted pedophile priest Rev. James Talbot, claiming he sexually assaulted the then 14-year-old boy while he was a student at Boston College High School nearly three decades ago.

Wayne Conley, through his attorney Mitchell Garabedian, filed a civil lawsuit for an undetermined amount against Talbot, Talbot's religious order The Society of Jesus of New England, and the Rev. Joseph Duffy, former principal of the high school.

The lawsuit, which doesn't specify damages, claims that in 1978, when Conley was 14 and a student at BC High, Talbot engaged in a pattern and practice of lewd and lascivious behavior and explicit sexual behavior, including the rape of Conley.

Conley sued Talbot's order and the principal charging they were negligent for supervising Talbot while he was a teacher and coach at BC High.

As a result, Conley suffered deep emotional pain and suffering, the lawsuit states.

Posted by kshaw at January 21, 2006 09:02 AM