Four More Plaintiffs Join Suit against Sisters of Charity

The Associated Press
August 31, 2004

LOUISVILLE, Ky. _ A lawsuit alleging sexual abuse at a now-closed orphanage grew today with the addition of four plaintiffs claiming they were molested by a Roman Catholic priest or a nun.

The alleged abuse occurred in the 1950s and 1960s at Saint Thomas-Saint Vincent Orphanage in Anchorage, a suburb of Louisville. The lawsuit was filed in Jefferson Circuit Court.

The defendant is the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth, an order based near Bardstown in Nelson County. The initial suit was filed in July, but other plaintiffs have since been added.

The newest plantiffs include Joan Hill, Linda Marlene Gallagher and Elizabeth Matthews, who lived at the orphanage in the 1950s. Danny Whitfill, another plaintiff, lived there in the 1960s.


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