2011 June

Jun 28, 2011: Ruling opens door to revisit sex-abuse case

A man who alleges he was sexually abused by a Catholic priest in the 1980s, but didn’t remember until 20 years later, should be able to go back to court and have experts testify about repressed memories, a three-judge panel of the Minnesota Court of Appeals said Monday. The case brought in 2006 by Jim Keenan, 44, against the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis and the Diocese of Winona was dismissed last October after Ramsey County District Judge Gregg Johnson ruled he hadn’t met the standard that would allow an expert to testify about repressed memories.

Jun 23, 2011: The Jesuit Officials Gave Cover to a Known Pedophile for Decades

I praise Chicago Judge Jeffrey Lawrence for his latest order and commend him for acknowledging the hurt and destruction caused by Jesuit officials in their cover-up of Fr. Donald McGuire’s predatory actions.  Judge Lawrence ruled yesterday that survivors John Doe 117, John Doe 118, and John Doe 129, all of whom were sexually abused by Fr. McGuire as minors, can seek punitive damages in their lawsuit against the Chicago Province of the Society of Jesus.  

Jun 23, 2011: CHICAGO JUDGE’S LATEST ORDER ACKNOWLEDGES HURT AND DESTRUCTION CAUSED BY JESUIT OFFICIALS IN COVER-UP

I praise Chicago Judge Jeffrey Lawrence for his latest order and commend him for acknowledging the hurt and destruction caused by Jesuit officials in their cover-up of Fr. Donald McGuire’s predatory actions.  Judge Lawrence ruled yesterday that survivors John Doe 117, John Doe 118, and John Doe 129, all of whom were sexually abused by Fr. McGuire as minors, can seek punitive damages in their lawsuit against the Chicago Province of the Society of Jesus.  Greater than actual damages, which account for a plaintiff’s losses from harm caused by the defendant, punitive damages are int…

Jun 23, 2011: Chicago Judge’s latest order acknowledges hurt and destruction caused by Jesuit officials in cover-up

I praise Chicago Judge Jeffrey Lawrence for his latest order and commend him for acknowledging the hurt and destruction caused by Jesuit officials in their cover-up of Fr. Donald McGuire’s predatory actions.  Judge Lawrence ruled yesterday that survivors John Doe 117, John Doe 118, and John Doe 129, all of whom were sexually abused by Fr. McGuire as minors, can seek punitive damages in their lawsuit against the Chicago Province of the Society of Jesus.  Greater than actual damages, which account for a plaintiff’s losses from harm caused by the defendant, punitive damages are int…

Jun 23, 2011: Conception, Missouri Abbey faces lawsuit

A prominent clergy abuse attorney filed a lawsuit today in the Circuit Court of Nodaway County claiming that, in 1987, the Conception Abbey in Conception, Missouri, exposed a minor child to a priest who they knew had previously had sexual contact with minors, which resulted in the sexual abuse of the child.  The child, now an adult and the plaintiff in the lawsuit, is identified in the complaint as John Doe 181 and lives in Missouri.

Jun 22, 2011: Chicago Judge allows for punitive damages in serial pedophile case

Jeff Anderson, the St. Paul, Minnesota-based clergy abuse attorney, who along with Chicago attorney Marc Pearlman represents the Plaintiffs, said “the justification for punitive damages in the case was based on Jesuits officials having been aware of McGuire’s sexual predatory behavior over a 40 year period but still allowed him to have free reign with access to children and we are very pleased that the judge agreed.”

Jun 22, 2011: Press Conference: Nuevas víctimas dicen que ex-pastor abusó sexualmente de ellos en la iglesia San Pedro y Pablo de Bell Gardens

Hoy tres víctimas del pastor Luterano Frank Brundige interponen demandas que detallan el abuso sexual que sufrieron cuando eran menores de edad comenzando desde 1990 hasta el 2007 cuando arrestaron y sentenciaron al pastor Brunidge por haber abusado de niños.  Las demandas describen múltiples quejas y advertencias de que el pastor Brundige abusaba de niños, las cuales fueron ignoradas por los dirigentes de la iglesia. 

Jun 22, 2011: New victims say former pastor sexually abused them at Bell Garden’s San Pedro Y Pablo Lutheran Church

Three victims of child sexual abuse committed by Lutheran Pastor Frank Brundige filed lawsuits today detailing abuse committed by Brundige from 1990 until 2007 when he was arrested and convicted of molesting children.   The lawsuits describe multiple complaints and warnings about Brundige abusing children that were ignored by Lutheran Church officials.