April 08, 2006

2 more claim abuse by priest in BR diocese

LOUISIANA
The Advocate

By ADRIAN ANGELETTE
Advocate staff writer
Published: Apr 8, 2006

Two more men claim in a lawsuit that former priest Christopher Springer molested them while they were altar boys at a Plaquemine church in the Diocese of Baton Rouge.

In this case, the molestations allegedly occurred from May 1973 until the summer of that year, when Springer worked at St. John the Evangelist Church in Plaquemine, according to a lawsuit filed Thursday in Baton Rouge.

The lawsuit lists as defendants Springer, the diocese and Bishop Robert Muench. Also listed are Firemanís Fund and GuideOne insurance companies, who insure Muench and the diocese.

The attorney for the two men said she thinks it has been established that Springer preyed on young Catholic boys during the 1970s and 1980s.

Posted by kshaw at April 8, 2006 08:58 AM