Man Files Lawsuit against Franciscan Friar

8 News Now
March 22, 2011

A Las Vegas man says a Franciscan friar sexually assaulted him when he was a boy more than 20 years ago.

Tim Coonce said in a civil lawsuit filed in Clark County that Brother Tom Thing sexually assaulted him when Coonce was a seventh-grader at St. Christopher Elementary School in North Las Vegas. Court documents indicate Thing was one of several alleged abusers named in a 1995 lawsuit in California.


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