March 04, 2006

More priest molestation claims made

Daily Herald

By Marni Pyke
Daily Herald Staff Writer
Posted Saturday, March 04, 2006

While undergoing psychological treatment, a former Joliet diocese priest kept up a lewd correspondence with a boy hed previously molested, a lawsuit claims.

The court action is among several filed this week against the besieged Joliet diocese, which has been under fire for withholding information about priest misconduct.

One case involves former priest Anthony Ross, who served at the Cathedral of St. Raymond in Joliet.

The lawsuit submitted Thursday claims Ross sexually abused a young altar boy at the cathedral during the early 1980s. The misconduct continued even after Ross was sent to California for treatment for pedophilia in 1982, attorneys said.

Posted by kshaw at March 4, 2006 07:30 AM