February 08, 2006

Ex-priest faces 7th abuse suit

Journal Gazette

By Ken Kusmer
Associated Press

INDIANAPOLIS A seventh man is suing a former Catholic priest and the Archdiocese of Indianapolis over alleged sexual abuse more than 20 years ago, his attorney said Tuesday.
The plaintiff, identified in court papers only as John Doe 141, alleges in an eight-count complaint that Harry Monroe committed the abuse in 1983 or 1984 while assigned by the archdiocese to St. Paul Parish in Tell City, 40 miles east of Evansville. The case was to have been filed Tuesday in Marion Superior Court in Indianapolis.
The 34-year-old plaintiff, who now lives outside Indiana, was an altar boy at the time of the abuse, said his attorney, Patrick Noaker of St. Paul, Minn.
Monroe allegedly took the plaintiff to a fishing spot, plied him with alcohol and fondled him, Noaker said in a telephone interview.

Posted by kshaw at February 8, 2006 08:22 AM