Sexual Abuse Survivor Sues Augustinian Order for Maintaining Hazardous Public Nuisance

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

The Augustinians’ Hazardous History

(Chicago, IL) – 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.

Today; Thursday, April 12, 2018, at 1:00 PM (CST)

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

Watch the event live on Facebook and our website.

Documents and information will also be posted at