April 20, 2006

Recently Suspended Priest Sued


POSTED: 6:58 pm CDT April 19, 2006
UPDATED: 7:36 pm CDT April 19, 2006

Email This Story | Print This Story

CHICAGO -- Two new sexual abuse lawsuits were filed against a recently suspended priest of the Archdiocese of Chicago.

The suits name the Rev. William O'Brien and the archdiocese.

The alleged victims, a man and a woman, both in their 40s, claimed the abuse occurred in 1975 and 1981, in two separate parishes.

They said church officials knew of O'Brien's pedophilia, but did not protect other children.

"I just feel that they cover up. They always say that they’re out for the benefit of their children, and they’re not. They’re more concerned about their priests," one of the unidentified victims said off-camera.

Posted by kshaw at April 20, 2006 07:30 AM