May 03, 2006

3 sue ex-priest, also blame other clergy

Chicago Tribune

May 3, 2006


Three unnamed men sued the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Chicago on Tuesday over sexual abuse they say they suffered at the hands of a Chicago priest who's serving a 20-year prison term for molesting two boys on outings in Wisconsin in 1986.

The three men who filed the lawsuit against the archdiocese and Norbert Maday, the former priest, are known as: John Doe 107, a 30-year-old who lives in Maryland and claims Maday molested him from 1985 to 1986 at Our Lady of the Ridge Parish in Chicago Ridge; John Doe 108, a 38-year-old Illinois resident who claims the priest repeatedly molested him from 1979 to 1980 at St. Bede the Venerable in Chicago, and John Doe 109, a 42-year-old Illinoisan who says Maday molested him from 1977 to 1978.

The abuse involved "oral copulation" and "genital manipulation," said Jeffrey Anderson, an attorney for all three men. The suit claims at least four other archdiocese priests were either aware of the abuse or had reason to believe Maday was acting inappropriately.

Posted by kshaw at May 3, 2006 06:18 AM