February 09, 2006

2 more priests face sex abuse suits

Fairbanks News-Miner


Civil lawsuits alleging sexual abuse of a minor have been filed against two more Jesuit priests who served in the Fairbanks Catholic Diocese.

The plaintiff, Jake Doe 1, claims in suits filed Wednesday in Bethel Superior Court that he suffered repeated sexual abuse by both men when he was a young child living in Holy Cross.

The Revs. Andrew Eordogh and Bernard McMeel are listed as defendants along with the Catholic Bishop of Northern Alaska, and the Society of Jesus, Oregon Province, and Alaska, who oversaw the priests' placement and supervision at the time.

Raised in Anchorage, Holy Cross and Bethel, Doe said the priests sexually abused him on multiple occasions between 1967 and 1970, beginning when he was 4-years-old and continuing until he was 7.

Posted by kshaw at February 9, 2006 07:20 AM