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Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles Sued For Allowing Sexually Abusive Former Catholic Priest to Continue in Ministry

7/23/2019 11:57:00 AM
Currently Ministering at a Palm Springs Church

Survivor to Speak Publicly for the First Time


(Los Angeles, California) – At a press conference Todayin Los Angeles, a sexual abuse survivor and the law firm of Jeff Anderson & Associates will:

•    Discuss a lawsuit filed against the Protestant Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles for allowing Rev. Paul Kowalewski to remain in ministry despite a history of sexually abusing a child while a priest of the Catholic Diocese of Buffalo;
•    Introduce a survivor of Rev. Kowalewski who will speak publicly for the first time about her sexual assault by Rev. Kowalewski;
•    Demand the Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles remove Rev. Kowalewski from ministry at the Church of St. Paul in the Desert in Palm Springs, California;
•    Demand that the Catholic Diocese of Buffalo and the Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles disclose and publicly release all documents and files regarding Rev. Kowalewski and allegations of sexual abuse against him.

WHEN: Tuesday, July 23, 2019 at 11:00 AM PT

WHERE:  Jeff Anderson & Associates
                  11812 San Vicente Boulevard, Suite 503
                  Los Angeles, CA  90049

(Palm Springs, California) – Survivor Advocate will alert and inform church officials and parishioners at The Church of St. Paul in the Desert by personally delivering documents with details of Rev. Kowalewski’s assignment history and whereabouts.

WHEN:            Tuesday, July 23, 2019 at 11:00 AM PT

WHERE:           The Church of St. Paul in the Desert
                          125 West El Alameda
                          Palm Springs, CA 92262
                                    
Survivor advocate Joelle Casteix will:

•    Alert church officials and parishioners of Rev. Kowalewski’s sexually abusive history.
•    Deliver documents detailing Rev. Kowalewski’s assignment history and whereabouts.
               
Notes: The press conference will be live-streamed via You Tube at https://www.youtube.com/andersonadvocates and on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/AndersonAdvocates/.

Contact:   Jeff Anderson: 612.817.8665 (cell); 310.357.2425 (office)
                    Mike Reck: 714.742.6593 (cell); 310.357.2425 (office)
                    Mike Finnegan: 612.205.5531 (cell); 310.357.2425 (office)
                    Joelle Casteix 949.322.7434 jcasteix@gmail.com