Pedophile Priest News for January 14, 2017

List complied by Matrix Bob

Catholic ex-priest refuses to speak at sexual abuse trial in Germany

Deutsche Welle – After completing studies in theology, the man was ordained a priest in Poland in 1994. State prosecutors accuse the man of having used fake documents to fraudulently gain access to the priesthood. A church court in the German archdiocese of Freiburg removed the man from the priesthood in 2008, which officially forbade …

Three Men File Sex Abuse Lawsuit Against Dead Priest’s Archdiocese

The Daily Caller – Three men filed a lawsuit against the Archdiocese of Portland over alleged childhood sexual abuse they suffered at the hands of a now deceased priest. The three men, identified in court documents only as J.B., S.R., and S.F., alleged that Father Pius Brazauskas sexually abused them between the late 1970s and early …

Man told to ‘shut up’ after alleging sexual abuse by priest at group …

CBC.ca – A Manitoba man alleges a now deceased priest sexually abused him at a Winnipeg group home — and that a supervisor at the home ignored the abuse when he tried to report it. The allegations are part of a lawsuit filed last month by the man, who was a ward of Credo Home. That’s the same Winnipeg group home where …

Will the Pope Address Sexual Abuse in the Chilean Church?

New York Times – For his trip to be successful, he must confront the scandalous sexual crimes of a vile Chilean priest, Fernando Karadima. Newspapers and television broadcasts in Santiago are filled with reports about Father Karadima’s abuse of minors and his impunity. The allegations against Father Karadima were brought to the attention …

Former priest Peter Waters to stand trial on historic sex abuse charges

The Age – A former Catholic priest will stand trial on charges he sexually assaulted six children across Victoria more than 30 years ago. Peter Maurice Waters, 72, was this week committed to stand trial after a four-day hearing in Melbourne Magistrates Court that was closed to the public while the alleged victims gave evidence.

He claimed sexual abuse by Catholic leaders, but a judge wasn’t …

Fort Worth Star Telegram – Montgomery’s memory of the abuse returned in 2013, according to his lawyer. Fort Worth Bishop Michael F. Olson investigated the allegations and found no evidence to support his claims, the diocese said. No other allegations of sexual misconduct have ever been made against Sutton, who died in 2004, or Staley, the …

3 men sue Archdiocese of Portland alleging sex abuse in North Bend

Coos Bay World – “To our knowledge, our courageous clients are the first victims to publicly acknowledge abuse by this priest. Based on the information available, we know that Fr. Pius Brazauskas had extensive access to children for decades and we strongly suspect that there are other victims who were sexually abused by this priest,” said …

Diocese of Rockville Centre extends deadline to file clergy sexual …

liherald.com – Alleged victims like Thomas McGarvey, right, who grew up in Franklin Square, will have more time to submit claims of clergy sexual abuse to the Diocese of Rockville Centre. McGarvey alleged that a priest sexually abused him at St. Catherine of Sienna Church over eight years at a news conference outside the Diocese of …

Priest Added To Clergy Abuse List

KNSI Radio – (KNSI) – Another name has been added to the list of clergy who served in parishes within the Diocese of Saint Cloud and have been identified as likely to have … Bishop Kettler encourages all victims of abuse to come forward, and asks all Catholics to pray for the healing of all the victims and survivors of sexual abuse.

New London Man Alleging Priest Abuse Receives $900K Settlement

Law.com – The Diocese of Norwich, a Catholic church in Groton and a Vermont-based order of priests have agreed to pay a $900,000 settlement to a New London man who says a priest molested him when he was … Reardon said her firm has handled at least 20 cases involving victims of sexual abuse at the hands of clergy members.

In KCK priest trial, the child alleging abuse had these bikers on her …

Kansas City Star – The group’s outreach is not limited to victims of sexual abuse nor to allegations involving the Catholic church. But such cases bring a public notoriety that most young accusers don’t face. The bikers’ courthouse presence — more than a half-dozen showed for the Kallal hearing — “might be seen as somewhat over the top,” …

3 men allege Oregon coast priest abused them as children, sue for …

OregonLive.com – Oregon law allows them to file civil action now because they say in the suit that only within the past five years did they recognize the trauma that the alleged childhood sexual abuse has caused in their lives. The suit seeks $9 million in compensatory damages and $20 million in punitive damages, citing the history of abusive …

Ex priest denies nine child sex offences

Hull Daily Mail – A former Cottingham priest has denied allegations of historic child sex abuse. Canon Terrence Grigg, who will turn 84 next week, is charged with nine offences of indecent assault and two of buggery. He pleaded not guilty to all charges when he appeared at Hull Crown Court on Friday. The allegations span 1973 to 1996 …

Claim of sex assault against ex-Haverhill priest settled

The Harvell gazette – Brown’s suit alleged that Kelley’s attacks caused him significant emotional distress, leading to his drug abuse and alcoholism. He now collects Social Security Disability payments because of a disability that Garabedian said is caused at least in part by Kelley’s memory of the alleged sexual attacks more than 40 years ago.

Cardinal Pell accuser dies before sexual abuse trial begins

Crux: – Pell, who was ordained a priest in Ballarat in 1966, has pled not guilty to the multiple counts of sexual abuse. He has been on a leave of absence from his duties since last summer, which was granted by Pope Francis. “I am innocent of these charges, they are false,” Pell told journalists on June 29, saying “the whole idea of …