May 19, 2006

Boys Town sex abuse lawsuit tossed out

Chicago Tribune

Items compiled from Tribune news services
Published May 19, 2006

OMAHA, NEBRASKA -- A judge has dismissed a sexual abuse lawsuit against Girls and Boys Town and a priest who worked at the home for wayward children, saying the plaintiff failed to proceed with the case.

Judges now have thrown out three of five sex abuse lawsuits filed against the former Boys Town, the home founded by Father Edward Flanagan in 1917 and immortalized in the 1938 movie of the same name.

Posted by kshaw at May 19, 2006 07:16 AM