March 31, 2006

Abuse lawsuit filed against Archdiocese of Santa Fe

The Albuquerque Tribune

By Associated Press
March 30, 2006

A teenage boy is seeking unspecified damages from the Archdiocese of Santa Fe, alleging he was sexually abused by a priest last year.

The teen's lawsuit, filed Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Albuquerque, names as defendants Archbishop Michael Sheehan and George S. Silva, a former Raton priest indicted by a federal grand jury last month on four counts involving transporting a minor from New Mexico to France and Portugal for criminal and illicit sexual activity.

The teen, identified only as John Doe, suffered physical injury, emotional distress, loss of self-esteem, disgrace, lost wages and expenses for medical care and counseling, the lawsuit said.

Posted by kshaw at March 31, 2006 07:42 AM