May 20, 2006

Judge dismisses Wyo man's suit against priest

Casper Star Tribune

Saturday, May 20, 2006

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) -- A Douglas County judge has dismissed a Wyoming man's sexual abuse lawsuit against Girls and Boys Town and a priest who had worked there.

The plaintiff, Darren Boudreau of Cheyenne, said in his lawsuit 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 Missouri diocese, had denied the allegations.

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

Posted by kshaw at May 20, 2006 07:03 AM