Suit Alleging Abuse by Priest Is Dismissed Suit Alleging Abuse by Pr
McGinnis Says He'll Appeal Fayette Judge's Ruling

Lexington Herald Leader (Kentucky)
June 29, 2002

A Lexington man's lawsuit alleging sexual abuse by a priest at Cathedral of Christ the King was dismissed in Fayette Circuit Court yesterday.

Judge Thomas Clark said there was not enough proof to overrule the statute of limitations and allow the case to be heard.

Will L. McGinnis III, who claims he was abused in 1983 by the Rev. Bill Fedders, said he will appeal the ruling.

John Famularo, the attorney representing the Lexington diocese, said that he was pleased with the ruling. McGinnis failed to show any legal justification to suspend the statute of limitations, which is normally five years, he said.

But McGinnis, 33, who is representing himself, said he believes the Catholic dioceses of Covington and Lexington concealed sexual abuse by priests and created an environment that allowed Fedders to abuse him. "I believe the church is liable for all abuse of anybody. It only takes one (incident) to create that type of environment," he said.

McGinnis claims he was a 14-year-old altar boy at the cathedral when he was abused.


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