Man Sues over Alleged Sexual Abuse by Franciscan Brother

Associated Press, carried in KDBC
November 28, 2007

CARLSBAD, N.M. - A former Carlsbad resident who claims a Franciscan brother sexually abused him as a teenager in the late 1970s is suing the brother, the order he belongs to and two local parishes.

The civil lawsuit was filed today in state district court in Carlsbad.

It names brother Kerry Guillory, the Conventual Franciscan Province of Our Lady of Consolation, the San Jose Catholic Church of Carlsbad and St. Edward Catholic Church of Carlsbad.

The dioceses of Las Cruces and El Paso, Texas, also are named as defendants.

The plaintiff is not named in the lawsuit.

The plaintiff claims he was sexually abused between 1975 and 1978 by Guillory, who was working with the Catholic Youth Organization in Carlsbad at the time.

Guillory now works at the Franciscan Shelter House in Louisville, Kentucky. He denies the allegations.


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