February 15, 2006

Another sex abuse claim filed against Jesuit priest

Fairbanks News-Miner


Another complaint against Jesuit priest James E. Jacobson was filed in Bethel Superior Court on Tuesday.

The plaintiff, Jane C. Doe, alleges Jacobson raped her three times in the winter and spring of 1967, when she was 16 years old and Jacobson was the village priest in a rural community in western Alaska.

Jacobson, who served in western Alaska from the early 1960s to 1976, is named in another outstanding civil suit, filed in October 2005, as allegedly sexually assaulting two women, impregnating them and leaving two sons behind. DNA test results attached to the complaint show there is more than a 99 percent probability the two male complainants were fathered by Jacobson.

Posted by kshaw at February 15, 2006 10:47 AM