May 14, 2006

Convicted priest's legal woes aren't over

Toledo Blade


The murder trial of Roman Catholic priest Gerald Robinson ended with a dramatic conviction Thursday, but the verdict did not mark the end of legal proceedings for the retired Toledo cleric.

As Robinson sits in Lucas County jail awaiting transfer to an Ohio prison, a civil lawsuit against the 68-year-old priest is scheduled for a pretrial conference June 5 before Lucas County Common Pleas Judge Ruth Ann Franks.

A Toledo-area woman in her 40s, who filed anonymously as Jane Doe with her husband as co-plaintiff Spouse Doe, alleges in the suit that she was raped and tortured in ritual abuse by Robinson when she was a young girl.

The civil suit also names the Toledo Catholic Diocese as a defendant.

Posted by kshaw at May 14, 2006 07:26 AM