May 18, 2006

Judge dismisses suit against Boys Town, priest

Belleville News-Democrat

Associated Press
OMAHA, Neb. - A Douglas County judge has dismissed a sexual abuse lawsuit against Girls and Boys Town and a priest who had worked there.

The plaintiff, Darren Boudreau, of Cheyenne, Wyo., said in his suit that the Rev. Richard Colbert had molested him several times when Boudreau was a student at the home for troubled youths from 1985 to 1989.

Colbert, now assigned to a mid-Missouri diocese, had denied the allegations.

The suit named Girls and Boys Town as a defendant, alleging it knew - or should have known - what Colbert was doing and should have better supervised him.

The suit said Boudreau suffered from a mental disorder that had kept him from suing.

Posted by kshaw at May 18, 2006 12:10 PM