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Sexual Abuse Survivor Sues Augustinian Order for Maintaining Hazardous Public Nuisance
4/12/2018 10:40:00 AM
Chicago News Conference Today

Sexual Abuse Survivor Sues Augustinian Order
For Maintaining Hazardous Public Nuisance

Lawsuit Implicates Prominent Augustinian Fr. Richard J. McGrath,
High-Ranking Official and Principal at Providence Catholic High School, for Sexual Abuse and Possession & Destruction of Child Pornography  

Sexual Abuse Survivor to Appear Publicly to Call on the Augustinians to Come Clean and Release its List of Accused Offenders

Robert Krankvich v. The Augustinians
The Augustinians’ Hazardous History
Accused Augustinian Priests and Brothers
Father Richard J. McGrath Assignment History
Father Richard J. McGrath  Assignment History Summary
Father Richard J. McGrath Photo
Providence Catholic High School Photo Board

What:  At a news conference today in Chicago, a sexual abuse survivor and his attorneys Jeff Anderson and Marc Pearlman will:
•    Speak publicly for the first time about sexual abuse by prominent Augustinian priest Fr. Richard J. McGrath, O.S.A. while Plaintiff was a student at Providence Catholic High School in New Lenox, Illinois;
•    Announce the filing of a lawsuit alleging a serious ongoing hazard created by the Augustinians by keeping secret from the public the names and histories of all accused offenders;
•    Disclose the identities of Augustinian priests and brothers accused publicly accused of child sexual abuse and demand a full disclosure of the identities and histories kept secret.

WHEN:  Today - Thursday, April 12, 2018, at 1:00PM CST

WHERE:  Marriott Residence Inn Chicago – Downtown/Loop
                Madison Room
                11 South LaSalle Street
                Chicago, IL 60603         

NOTES: Watch the event live on Facebook and our website  Documents and information will also be posted at

Contact Jeff Anderson:  Office/651.227.9990 Mobile/612.817.8665
Contact Marc Pearlman: Office/312.261.4550 Mobile/773.368.0142