February 09, 2006

Former Illinois Priest Sued Over Alleged Abuse


(AP) CHICAGO A man who alleges he was sexually abused by a Catholic priest as a boy in the northern Illinois community of Woodstock has filed a lawsuit today.

Andrew Howell claims he began to remember two years ago that he was sexually abused in the 1970s by William Joffe at a Catholic school he attended.

Joffe was removed from the priesthood in the 1990s after a separate allegation of sexual abuse. Since then, at least seven people have reported to the Rockford Catholic Diocese that they were molested as minors.

Posted by kshaw at February 9, 2006 04:53 PM