Lawsuit Filed Against Chicago Catholic Religious Order
Survivor to speak about misrepresentations by the Archdiocese of Chicago and Claretian Missionaries to supervise sexually abusive priest
What: At a news conference today, attorney Marc Pearlman and a survivor who was sexually abused by a Chicago-area Catholic priest will:
- Announce a civil lawsuit against a Chicago Catholic religious order, the Claretian Missionaries.
- Discuss the Claretians’ decision to allow an admitted sexual abuser to have unrestricted access to children for 20 years after promising to supervise him at all times around children.
- Request that the Claretians publicly disclose what they know about an admitted child molester, Father Bruce Wellems and other sexually abusive priests.
When: Today – Monday, September 26 at 1:30 pm
30 W Monroe, Suite 1600
Chicago, Illinois 60603
Notes: All documents will be available online Monday prior to the press event at www.abusedinchicago.com and www.andersonadvocates.com.
Contact: Marc Pearlman: Office: 312.261.4550; Mobile: 773.368.0142