February 17, 2006

Unseal abuse-suit papers, judge asked

Lexington Herald-Leader

By Frank E. Lockwood

STAFF WRITERA man who says he was sexually abused by a Lexington priest in 1974 is asking Fayette Circuit Judge Mary Noble to unseal key documents so that the public can learn the details of his case.
The Herald-Leader also is asking the court to lift restrictions on the court papers.
Samuel Lee Edwards Greywolf, 48, who is suing the Roman Catholic Diocese of Covington, alleges that the Rev. John B. Modica plied him with wine and marijuana, then forced him to have sex. Greywolf was 17 years old.
Under a December 2003 agreed protective order, internal church documents designated as "confidential" by the diocese are sealed. Defense attorneys can see them if they are relevant to the lawsuit, but cannot release them to outsiders without the court's permission.

Posted by kshaw at February 17, 2006 08:18 AM