Man Recalls Sexual Abuse by Priest

1 decade 2 years 4 months ago Wednesday, June 21 2006 Jun 21, 2006 Wednesday, June 21, 2006 5:19:26 PM CDT June 21, 2006 in News
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ST. LOUIS (AP) - A man has filed a lawsuit in St. Louis County claiming he was sexually abused by a Roman Catholic priest more than two decades ago, a memory he had repressed until recently. The suit announced today comes a week after a Missouri Supreme Court ruling allowing another repressed memory case against two clerics to move forward. The man's name in the latest suit was not released. The suit seeks unspecified damages from the Archdiocese of St. Louis, which declined to comment. The man alleges he was sexually abused in 1982, when he was an altar boy, by the Reverend John Roger McDonough, who died in 1985. McDonough was assigned to Little Flower Parish in the St. Louis suburb Richmond Heights at the time. The man says he had repressed his memory of the abuse until about 18 months ago.

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