4 new sex abuse suits name NM Catholic diocese


ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) – Four new lawsuits have been filed against the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Santa Fe by men who say they were molested by priests in New Mexico decades ago.

The four suits filed this week by Albuquerque attorney Brad Hall bring the number of lawsuits he’s filed on behalf of alleged victims to 25 and 11 have been settled.

The lawsuits include one naming a former priest who was recently released from a prison in Michigan after serving nine years for molesting two boys in the 1970s. The new suit alleges the former priest molested a now-47-year-old man in the mid-1970s at a church in a community about 15 miles west of Abiquiu (AH’-bee-kyoo).

The Albuquerque Journal reports three other victims allege they were molested by different priests.

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Information from: Albuquerque Journal

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