January 21, 2006

Man sues archdiocese, claims sex harassment

Seattle Post-Intelligencer


A former seminary student has charged that a Seattle Archdiocese priest working at St. Mary's Parish sexually harassed him for a year.

In addition, a lawsuit filed Friday in Snohomish County says, two weeks after Jesus Alcazar, 28, and a witness alerted archdiocese officials to the ongoing and unwanted sexual overtures, both men were told to leave the country.

Alcazar, who is Mexican, says that the Rev. Horatio Yanez used church e-mail to send him pornographic materials and links to gay-oriented Web sites depicting priests engaged in oral sex. He also sexually assaulted Alcazar and presented him with a thong at Christmas, the suit says.

Posted by kshaw at January 21, 2006 09:06 AM