May 22, 2006

Inmate accuses priest of sexual abuse

St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Amanda C. Tinnin
Of the Suburban Journals
St. Peters Journal


A Florida inmate has filed a lawsuit alleging a St. Peters priest sexually abused him when he was a student at All Saints Catholic School.

Michael K. Orf, 42, filed the lawsuit Tuesday in St. Charles County Circuit Court. In the suit, Orf names the Archdiocese of St. Louis and Pastor Louis Kertz as defendants.

Kertz died of cancer in 1985. He was 62.

Orf is serving a five-year prison sentence at Tomoka Correctional Institute in Daytona Beach, Fla. He was convicted in 2003 for committing sex acts with a teenage girl.

Orf's release date is in September 2007.

Posted by kshaw at May 22, 2006 04:25 PM