Priest Sexual Abuse Case Is Dismissed
The Courier-Journal [Louisville KY]
June 11, 2004
One of the last remaining sexual abuse cases against the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Louisville has been dismissed by a Jefferson circuit judge.
Judge F. Kenneth Conliffe granted a motion for summary judgment for the archdiocese against Cynthia Allen.
In a lawsuit filed last year, Allen accused the late Rev. C. Patrick Creed of molesting her in 1964 at St. Boniface, where the lawsuit said he was assigned and where she was a member.
Creed was accused of sexual abuse in six cases against the archdiocese. Four of those were settled earlier, and the other is pending.
The archdiocese claimed that Allen filed her lawsuit long after legal deadlines had passed. Allen claimed that the archdiocese covered up the abuse and that she wasn't aware of the alleged cover-up until sometime in 2002.
Conliffe ruled that the archdiocese never concealed the fact that it employed Creed. Allen could have sued the archdiocese based on its employment of Creed — regardless of whether the archdiocese concealed the abuse. The failure to pursue that claim in a timely manner entitles the archdiocese to have the case decided in its favor, Conliffe wrote in his opinion, issued last Friday.
The archdiocese settled 240 cases, including the three involving Creed, for $25.7 million.
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