February 21, 2006

Lawsuit accuses head of St. Louis school of sexual abuse

The Kansas City Star

Associated Press

ST. LOUIS - A Roman Catholic priest and high school president was sued Tuesday by the father of a former student who said the priest abused the boy "sexually, physically and emotionally."
The suit names the Rev. Robert Osborne, president of St. John Vianney High School; the private school in the St. Louis suburb of Kirkwood; and the Marianist religious order that runs the school.
The lawsuit said Osborne made "overt and covert sexual contact with" the boy, and tried to watch and photograph him when he was undressed.
Osborne told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch he was "shocked" to hear the allegation.
"I never touched anyone inappropriately," Osborne said.

Posted by kshaw at February 21, 2006 02:53 PM