April 05, 2006

Priest molested boy, suit claims

Kansas City Star

The Kansas City Star
A man has sued a Kansas City area priest and the Catholic church in part for alleged molestation more than a decade ago.

The lawsuit in Jackson County Circuit Court alleges the Rev. Stephen J. Muth molested the John Doe plaintiff in Wichita in 1992, when the plaintiff, then 12, was in an altar boy training program.

Muth, who is pastor at the St. Luke’s Byzantine Catholic Church and administrator at St. Cyril Catholic Church, both in Sugar Creek, could not be reached for comment.

A review board for the church found no merit in the allegations, a spokeswoman said.

Posted by kshaw at April 5, 2006 07:01 AM